Diabetes isn't just about watching blood sugar, it demands ongoing attention to prevent a decline in the quality of life for older adults. The complications associated with diabetes can pose challenges, hindering seniors from self-care and performing daily activities. At ConsidraCare, we specialize in delivering Diabetes care services and support tailored to the unique health challenges posed by diabetes in older adults.
In Canada, roughly 29% of the population is either pre-diabetic or diabetic.
Just like other long-term health issues, diabetes changes things. High blood sugar can mess with organs—heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes. It also makes immunity weaker, so healing takes longer, and seniors are more likely to get infections. Diabetes home care is an all-around well-being approach for seniors. It goes beyond medical assistance creating a supportive environment that considers the needs of the individuals with diabetes while empowering them to live well in the comfort of their homes.
Diabetics often feel overwhelmed by the never-ending demands of diabetes care, such as the constant monitoring of both glucose levels and food intake. Diabetes symptoms such as fatigue may also impede the ability to carry out everyday tasks.
ConsidraCare’s dedicated diabetes home care team handles everything for your loved ones. Beyond medical aspects like blood glucose monitoring, medication, and precise insulin shots, our live-in caregivers help seniors with ADLs (personal hygiene, dental care, foot care, grooming, and meal planning). They also assist with exercises and encourage daily activity. ConsidraCare’s caregivers are not just qualified; they're compassionate professionals committed to ensuring the well-being of your loved ones.
Some breakfast options for those with diabetes include eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, overnight chia seed pudding, oatmeal, multigrain avocado toast, low carb smoothies, wheat bran cereal, cottage cheese, low sugar fruit, and nut bowls.
Considering the daily calorie limit, which is 2,500 calories for males and 2,000 calories for women, Patients with diabetes should limit their daily sugar consumption to no more than 6 teaspoons (25g) and should not drink beverages with added sugar.