According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes can lead to neuropathy, heart disease, stroke, vision problems and limb loss.
Those suffering with severe complications from diabetes may need in-home nursing support services to help with everyday activities such as medication management and monitoring, mobility and meal preparation education.
For more than 45 years, Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services has provided high-quality nursing care in the convenience of a patient’s home to help them live safely and independently in the community and reduce the need for hospitalization.
Adventist HealthCare offers several nursing support services for diabetes, including:
- Disease education
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Insulin administration
- Nutrition guidance
- Dressing changes
- Tube feeding
- Mobility assistance
“Patients with serious diabetes-related complications often need assistance with wound care, insulin injections and blood sugar testing every day,” said Susan Lightner, RN, director of Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services in Rockville. “Our nurses conduct a thorough physical assessment and work with patients and their family members to create a plan for long-term disease management.”