Diabetic Care in Brentwood

a-1 home careWhat is Diabetes?

If you have too much glucose in your blood, then you have a case of Diabetes. Glucose is the medical term for “blood sugar,” and it is essential for energy. However, if you have too much of it flowing through your veins, then you will have problems with chronic fatigue, frequent urination, constant thirst, inexplicable weight loss, blurry vision, and swelling in your feet. The most common types of Diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. The former is caused by genetics and unknown factors; the latter is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors.

People with both types of Diabetes use insulin to control their blood sugar levels. Insulin is a hormone naturally produced by the body to move sugar from the blood to different parts of the body where glucose is converted into energy. With Diabetes, people have insufficient insulin to transport the glucose from the blood, so they need synthetic insulin to act as a hormone in place of the missing insulin.

Why Diabetic Care?

Because of the delicate nature of Diabetes, doctors prescribe a very specific plan and dose to regulate your blood sugar levels. Taking insulin requires 100% careful attention; you cannot have too much or too little insulin, or else that will throw off your balance and make things worse.

Most seniors with Diabetes also have other health problems like Dementia, hypertension, or heart problems. It is harder to pay attention when you get older because energy naturally decreases. The more health complications, the more assistance you need with medication reminders.

Dynamic Diabetic Care

A-1 Home Care offers exceptional Diabetic Care through professional and experienced caregivers, certified nurse aides, home health aides, and companions. In addition to assisting with insulin shots, our caregivers also provide help with meal preparations, transportation to appointments, personal care such as bathing, grooming, and hygiene, and household chores.

Call today for a free quote (310) 657-8780 or visit our website www.brentwoodinhomecare.com to view a range of our services. For over 20 years, A-1 Home Care has provided in-home care for Brentwood, Westwood, Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, Malibu, Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas.


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