Home Care for Diabetes

From daily insulin and diabetic wound care at home to long-term behavioral changes, we’re can help you manage all aspects of diabetes care for your loved one.

A Quality Life with Diabetes

At Interim HealthCare, monitoring blood sugar and insulin levels is just the beginning of our diabetes home care services. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals are here to help individuals with diabetes thrive with additional support in disease education, medication administration, and lifestyle change. Whether at home or in an assisted living facility, we’ll work with you and your loved one to create a holistic nursing care plan for diabetes that works for everyone.

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What is Diabetes?

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. Patients may experience symptoms such as blurry vision, excess thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, hunger, and weight loss. The American Diabetes Association reports about 25.8 million Americans, or over 8% of the population, have one of the three types of diabetes, which are:

  • Type 1 diabetes, which can occur at any age, but is most often diagnosed earlier in life
  • Type 2 diabetes, which often occurs later in life, and is the most frequently diagnosed in the US
  • Gestational diabetes, which occurs exclusively during pregnancy
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Home Care for Diabetes:  Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes symptoms can be effectively managed — or even eliminated — through a combination of medication and lifestyle changes, and our care plans are built on that foundation. Together, we’ll customize a program that helps your loved one:

  • Understand diabetes and what causes it to have greater or lesser impact on health and well-being
  • Know how to monitor the disease and what to do when levels aren't where they should be
  • Manage medications — all of them, not just insulin
  • See the impact of changed nutrition and behaviors
  • Find an appropriate exercise frequency
  • Monitor skin condition and nerve pain
  • Help facilitate effective communication with physicians
  • And more!

A Trusted Source of Diabetes Home Care Since 1966

For over 50 years, we’ve been helping individuals with diabetes learn how to manage their condition so they can live a quality life. As an expert in diabetes care, Interim HealthCare can help answer your questions about your loved one’s diagnosis and provide the practical support you need to be an informed part of their care network.