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In-Home Care for Diabetes Management

What are the Types of Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes can occur at any age, but is most often diagnosed in children, teens or young adults whose bodies make small amounts of insulin or none at all.

Type 2 Diabetes is the most frequently diagnosed, typically during adulthood. However, it is being increasingly diagnosed in teens and young adults because of high obesity rates.

What is Diabetes In-Home Care?

When a patient has diabetes, there are many things to be accounted for, including blood glucose monitoring, administration of prescribed medication, and monitoring food intake and physical activity. At IncrediCare, our caregivers focus on diabetes management and ways to provide the best care.

Diabetes is a serious, chronic condition in which the body has trouble keeping blood sugar in check. Too much sugar in the bloodstream for a long period of time can damage many organ systems. Changes in diet and exercise, however, can do a tremendous amount to help your loved one’s health stay in balance. Many diabetes patients respond well to active disease management.

Being well educated about diabetes can aid in living a healthier life style. Our staff at IncrediCare is educated in not only preparing healthy food but also are trained to encourage our clients to make healthy food choices and to be more independent with managing their diabetes. Also, our staff is educated to closely monitor the client’s skin while providing assistance with bathing.

How Does Home Care Help with Diabetes Management?

Home Care for Diabetes Can Help in Many Ways, Including:

  • Understand diabetes and how it affects your overall health.
  • Monitoring blood sugar levels; know the signs and symptoms of low/high blood sugar.
  • Learn how to control your blood sugar levels with medication and a healthy balanced diet.
  • Manage your diabetes and other medications – all of them, not just your insulin.
  • See the impact of behaviors on your diabetes. We’ll cover nutrition topics as well as other lifestyle items.
  • Learn how to exercise in a way that is right for you.
  • Help you communicate effectively with your physician.

Proper diet and lifestyle modifications are integral parts of treating and managing diabetes, and it is often a caregiver that is fostering and administering these diabetes management techniques. Therefore, it is important for caregivers of diabetic patients to become educated about the disease and proper diet and lifestyle routines for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This is where IncrediCare comes in.

Providing exceptional Diabetes Home Care for seniors and families in Northern Virginia area including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Reston, Burke, Ashburn, Centreville, Springfield, and Oakton.

Home Care for Diabetes Management in Fairfax, VA by IncrediCare

At IncrediCare our diabetes care plan includes:

  • Assistance with a wide spectrum of daily activities, including healthy meal preparation, bathing, and walking
  • Companionship and support
  • Nutritious meal preparation
  • Insulin injections/checking blood sugar
  • Implementing an appropriate exercise regimen

Consulting with a registered dietician or diabetes educator is recommended for diabetic patients and their caregivers to develop an individualized disease management plan.

Our exceptional team of registered dieticians and specialized staff at IncrediCare is dedicated to educating diabetic patients, families, and caregivers about properly managing the disease.

We know it can be difficult to manage the care of a loved one with diabetes. Our job is to help take the burden off you, as our highly specialized team of caregivers and nurses are here to help and want to help.

Get started today with one of our dedicated staff and see what IncrediCare services we can provide to your loved ones.

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Home Care for Diabetes Management in Fairfax, VA by IncrediCare

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How is Diabetes Managed?

While there is currently no cure for diabetes, the disease can be effectively managed with medications, a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise.

An important part of treatment is maintaining a healthy weight. Although there is no typical or strict “diet,” it is recommended to eat foods that are high in nutrition and low in calories – like fruits, whole grains and vegetables.

Physical activity is also a must to manage weight, lower blood sugar levels and increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin.

People with diabetes should aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity most days of the week.

Medications and monitoring of blood sugar levels will be a part of life for people with diabetes.

Depending on the condition, blood sugar should be monitored several times a day or several times a week. In addition, many people need insulin therapy throughout the day or may need to take other oral or injected medications to manage the condition.

IncrediCare is a leader in in-home senior health care, serving the Northern Virginia area including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Reston, Burke, Ashburn, Centreville, Springfield, and Oakton. Our value to our clients lies in our providing a variety of home health care services and oversight that changes and adjusts as our clients’ needs change.

IncrediCare brings over 25 years of providing care management and nursing expertise combined with a proven track record helping 500 individuals and families.

We step in successfully to virtually any care management situation, providing rapid response back-up care and the peace of mind that you and your family are well cared for in comfortable and familiar surroundings. We focus on the goal of keeping our patients out of nursing homes by offering the whole package of excellent care management, skilled nursing, personal care, companion care, and long-term care insurance. Our team of professionally licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) know their clients and care for them based on their unique situations and specific needs.

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