Diabetes is a common disease, yet every individual needs unique care. Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing advanced diabetes and serious complications that can affect your daily life, such as:
- Painful neuropathy
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Kidney disease
- Cardiovascular changes
Studies show that keeping blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure and cholesterol levels close to normal can help prevent or delay these problems. The key to successful diabetes management is through maintaining healthy lifestyle behavior like keeping within an appropriate weight range, eating a balanced diet and increasing physical activity if you’re able.
Care is typically managed in coordination with your primary care physician. But at times, if you are managing diabetes with other injuries or illnesses, these balances can become increasingly difficult to maintain. When you have been hospitalized for complications from diabetes or another condition, you may require additional medication management, nutrition support or therapy.
At Kindred, we offer diabetes care in many different settings, based on your health status. Our expert care teams are experienced in the latest diabetes management techniques, like basal-bolus insulin therapy – insulin is taken several times each day, especially at mealtimes, to keep the blood glucose level consistent.
In addition, we educate you and your loved ones on testing your blood glucose and being able to identify symptoms of low (hypo) or high (hyper) glycemia so action can be taken immediately. To learn more about the care we offer in each care setting, select an option below: