We make senior living easier by providing our clients with exceptional home care services. Caregiving is a type of career that needs compassion and sensitivity. The care plans we generate are in accordance with your unique needs and preferences, as well as the right standards of care. Senior living is better when the care is genuine and top quality.
Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the levels of glucose, or sugar, in the blood are higher than they should be, and there is not enough insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, to control it. The disease can be caused by too little insulin, a resistance to insulin or both.
While there is currently no cure for diabetes, the disease can be effectively managed with medications and a change in diet and 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.
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.
Learn more about different non-medical home care options by Calvary Senior Care. We serve to provide in-home care in the Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and surrounding areas. Our caregivers are trustworthy and dependable.
At Calvary Senior Care we understand that living with diabetes may be challenging. From a healthy lifestyle to managing blood sugar and insulin levels, the disease may require extra care outside regular visits to the doctor or after a stay in the hospital.
Calvary Senior Care has experience in helping individuals and their families live with diabetes. Our home care professionals can visit people with diabetes in their homes or at assisted living communities to provide care or supplement care.