Taking care of oneself or someone else with diabetes requires consistent and careful management as well as preventive steps to ward off complications. This is especially important for frail seniors or those beginning to suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia. A well trained in-home caregiver such as at Assisting Angels is prepared to provide the needed elder care assistance and can also recognize early symptoms of potential complications, bringing them to the attention of a physician before the issues become a serious problem.
Contact Assisting Angels for more information on at home care of a diabetic and customized options for varying elder care needs in the Boise, Idaho area.
These links are provided as an educational resource for those who are interested in further information on care for one with diabetes.
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Get the facts from the American Diabetes Association and stop misconceptions about the disease.
Diabetes Symptoms to Never Ignore
For a person with diabetes, some symptoms are always reasons to seek medical advice. Take a look at these diabetes symptoms that should never be ignored.
Avoiding Complications from Diabetes
Help prevent or delay common long-term diabetes complications with these tips found on caring.com.
Avoid Diabetes Burnout
A state in which persons grow tired of managing their disease and then simply overlook it for a period of time, or worse, forever, is referred to as “diabetes burnout.” Learn tactics to alleviate stress.
High-Tech Tools To Help Control Diabetes
WebMD provides a roundup of some of the breakthroughs in diabetes control tools.
Interactive Guide to Food Labels
Use this interactive guide to the Nutrition Facts label from the Mayo Clinic to help understand what you’re eating so that you can make healthier choices.
Eating to Prevent and Control Diabetes
Read these tips from HelpGuide regarding a diabetic diet and learn how to better manage your health.
Diabetic Wound Care
For a person with diabetes, even minor wounds cannot be ignored. Learn why minor wounds can cause major problems and how to treat a minor wound.
Easy Way to Make Healthier Food Choices
The American Diabetes Association explains a simple way to “create your plate” for healthier food choices by using a 50/25/25 concept: 50 percent non-starchy vegetables, 25 percent starchy foods and 25 percent meat or meat substitutes along with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk. The site also includes a helpful video.
Substance Abuse and Diabetes
A centralized resource on the dangerous relationship between diabetes, alcohol and other drugs. Because of this, researcher Dr. Karen Vieira, PhD MSM was brought on to create a comprehensive resource on the implications, contraindications and the latest research regarding substance abuse and diabetes.