For the most part, diabetes can be controlled on your own when combined with visiting a healthcare professional regularly and a diabetes management solution.
However, there may come a time when managing your diabetes is too difficult on your own, and a home care service is needed. This is typical for seniors with diabetes who have physical or mental limitations that don’t allow them to manage their diabetes without assistance safely.
Today we’re going to discuss what exactly diabetes home care is and help you decide whether or not it’s right for you. We also encourage you to speak with your doctor if you’re considering using diabetes home care solutions for yourself or a loved one.
The Basics of Home Care
Depending on what you or your loved one’s needs are, you can enlist the services of a wide variety of home care specialists. Typically, a home care professional can and will perform many different duties. This includes checking their patients’ pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and breathing to ensure their vitals are healthy. In addition to helping their patients with ensuring they are healthy, many home health aides and professionals can assist with bathing, grooming, and dressing if needed.
According to this WebMD article, there are numerous benefits of home care services, including:
- Being much more comfortable than going into a healthcare facility, as well as not needing to travel to a hospital or clinic.
- Lowering the risk of getting an infection.
- Saving money.
- Improving the chances of being able to work out better long-term health strategies.
Home Care For Diabetes
Specifically for diabetes, home care providers can offer immense support for those that need it. The right health aide can help you in a number of areas that revolve around diabetes management. This includes assisting with nutrition and special diets, being able to handle any medical emergencies, creating realistic goals and offering strategies for meeting them, and addressing any concerns about daily medications or weight gain.
One often overlooked benefit of home care aides is that they can greatly reduce the patient’s stress. Not having to worry about managing your diabetes on your own can help ease the mind of someone with diabetes. Because stress can raise insulin resistance and even lead to higher blood sugar levels, this is a huge benefit.
Is it Right For You or Your Loved One?
Again, this is ultimately a decision that should be made with the input of you or your family member’s doctor. If you or your loved one does have trouble with their diabetes management or has had a recent health scare because of their inability to manage their diabetes, then you definitely should consider hiring a home care aide.
Pops Can Help With Diabetes Management
If you’re having trouble managing your diabetes, Pops Diabetes Care is here for you.
Our cutting-edge diabetes management solution combines traditional glucose monitors with the convenience of carrying a smartphone in your pocket. Our meter—Rebel—can be carried with you everywhere, anywhere, all throughout the day. With the all-in-one system, you can check your blood sugar on the go. No more hiding.
But that’s not all. Rebel also comes with Mina, your new personal assistant. She’ll remind you every two hours to check your blood sugar, as well as make sure you’re getting the exercise you need. She also takes the time to get to know you and will ask questions to better understand your diabetes situation and tailor her advice and recommendations to you.
So, how do you get Rebel? If your employer offers Pops, download our app, and enter your customer code to get started. If you don’t know your code, simply send us a message, and we’ll get the ball rolling.
If your employer doesn’t yet offer Pops, download this card to give to your manager or HR department. Or, you can have them reach out to us directly—whatever is easier! We are always happy to chat and can’t wait to hear from them!
And, make sure to check out the rest of our blog for more insight into diabetes management!