Diabetes is a chronic medical condition characterized by elevated levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. This occurs because the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar) or can’t effectively use the insulin it does produce. The two main types of diabetes are type 1, where the body doesn’t produce insulin, and type 2, where the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn’t produce enough. There’s also gestational diabetes, which can occur during pregnancy.
Managing diabetes is essential because maintaining blood glucose levels within a target range can help prevent or delay the onset of complications. Proper management involves a combination of diet, exercise, medication, and regular check-ups. Left unchecked, persistently high blood sugar can lead to serious health issues over time. Moreover, effectively managing diabetes can improve the quality of life, increase energy levels, and enhance overall well-being.
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a host of complications, some of which can be life-threatening. High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels and nerves over time, leading to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve damage, particularly in the legs and feet (diabetic neuropathy). Diabetes can also slow healing, making skin wounds, especially on the feet, more dangerous. Other complications include hearing impairment, depression, and in severe cases, the need for limb amputation. Hence, effective management of diabetes is vital to prevent these complications.
Gerico Care provides holistic, at-home services for patients grappling with uncontrolled diabetes. Our team of professional medico staff works collaboratively with patients, their families, and healthcare providers to design individualized care plans. These encompass regular monitoring of blood glucose levels, administering prescribed medications, assistance with physical exercise, and preparation of balanced, diabetes-friendly meals. We also provide education and support for patients, helping them understand their condition and empowering them with the tools they need to take control of their health. Our focus is on enhancing the quality of life for our patients while promoting better diabetes management in the comfort of their homes.