“The best way to prevent the serious issues associated with Type II diabetes is to catch it early, and the ADA’s alert day is designed for that purpose,” continues Goodrich.
Here are 3 ways skilled nursing can help seniors and their families cope with diabetes.
Monitoring – While some regular testing for diabetes should be done by the elderly person’s physician, a home health care specialist can be a great help in keeping watch for regular issues. Along with a doctor’s physical and hemoglobin A1c tests, a skilled nursing provider can provide regular daily checks of feet for circulatory issues, and nerve damage, daily glucose monitoring, and check blood pressure and heart conditions. Elderly patients with diabetes should also see an ophthalmologist regularly, because diabetes leads to blood vessel damage in the eyes and is also a contributor to cataracts. A home health care provider can make sure their elderly patients make the proper physician and eye care specialist appointments as well as provide transportation to and from appointments.
Nutrition – Proper nutrition is a vital aspect of controlling diabetes. Unfortunately, the elderly are often lacking in good nutrition simply because creating meals is a difficult chore for them. Too often they rely on packaged foods that are simple to prepare, or junk foods that are filling but not nutritious, and also lead to high blood sugar spikes. A skilled nursing provider can make sure their elderly charges are getting the right amount of nutrients while decreasing sugars and carbohydrates that increase blood sugar levels.
Exercise – Staying active and getting the right kind of exercise that is appropriate for the senior citizen’s physical ability is another important aspect of controlling diabetes as well as preventing other health problems. A skilled nursing provider will work with the senior’s physician in developing a doable exercise routine, and then help the senior through those exercises daily. Senior citizens often become trapped in their homes, too. This is not good for them physically or emotionally. Along with simple exercises designed for the individual, a home health care specialist can also help the senior get healthy outside activity that will increase their physical health and help control their diabetes.
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About Firstat Nursing Services
Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997. To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com