Diabetes has become one of the most common lifestyle disease in India. According to one estimate more than 50 million people are suffering from type 2 diabetes. Though it is one of the most talked about disease but awareness regarding this is very less. People need to be more aware about diabetes especially for elderly care, as diabetes is more prominent in the elderly.
You must be aware of the steps you can take to decrease risk of health problems related to diabetes. This is doubly important for seniors as a combination of other illnesses and disease with diabetes might result in complications which might be grievous. By making some lifestyle changes seniors can delay the onset of serious complications. The part of home care service provider becomes very important in this as they aid the elderly in their daily needs and activities including food.
What isÂ Diabetes?
Diabetes is the increase of blood glucose level to higher than normal. A diabetic person does not produce enough insulin or is unable to effectively use insulin due to which the metabolic reaction in their body becomes faulty and the digestive tract is unable to break down the carbohydrates.
There are three main types of diabetes
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
Diabetes in itself is not a very serious condition but it is a gateway for very serious health issues including kidney disease, blindness, heart disease etc. One should work on both prevention and cure for diabetic patient. The prevention part would include changing the food habits and daily routine.
If you have a home care nurse or home care attendant looking after and caring for the elderly providing home care services they must be aware of following points.
- Knowledge- Home Health Care Service Provider should be aware about diabetes, how to check the blood sugar level and how to inject insulin injections. Apart from this they also should be aware of the dos and donâ€™ts including food for the patient.
- Lifestyle Change- Home Health Care Nurse/Attendant should aid the elderly in changing their lifestyle. They should encourage and help them in exercising regularly. They should take care of the fact that only food which is permitted for diabetic patient is consumed by the elderly.
- Emergency Protocol- Though diabetic patients rarely have any emergency condition but nevertheless the home care service provide should be aware of the protocol and should have the ability to act upon the pre-decided instructions.
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