First, let’s learn what Diabetes is.
As per WHO, Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use its insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood glucose. Hyperglycaemia, also called raised blood glucose or blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled Diabetes. Over time, this severely damages many of the body’s systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.
There are different types of Diabetes and other types of care. As a home care agency, we would like to participate in this National Diabetes Awareness Month; we would like to share some tips or ways we can do it if we have a diabetic patient, friend, or loved one.
- Prepare some healthy meals for the patient. Monitor the food they eat and ensure that they reduce or eliminate the foods and drinks with lots of sugar.
- Motivate them to do some light activities, help them exercise, and be their accountability buddy in terms of working out.
- Monitor their blood sugar levels; know their A1C. Also, check their blood pressure, cholesterol, eyes, feet, and teeth.
- Learn about their medicines and insulins, know how they work, and take the proper doses at the correct times.
- Remind and accompany them with their Doctor’s appointments if needed.
These are some tips we can share with you to improve your ways of caring for your patient, loved ones, and friends with Diabetes. We hope you find these helpful, and check out our other blogs.