The statistics are sobering: as many as 29 million Americans are currently diagnosed with diabetes, accounting for nearly 10% of the nation’s entire population. It’s important for all of us to learn as much as possible about the disease, whether for ourselves, to catch it early if it arises, or for better diabetes management for our loved ones.
Diabetes is now more prevalent in the U.S. than ever before, and providing care for a loved one impacted by diabetes symptoms is something many of us are familiar with. While each person’s experience with diabetes is unique, there are some particular diabetes symptoms that can crop up with little to no warning, requiring that family caregivers remain vigilant in watching for anything out of the ordinary in the day-to-day lives of those in their care.
Below are just a few examples from the American Diabetes Association of diabetes symptoms to keep an eye out for:
- Overwhelming tiredness and fatigue
- Blurriness in vision
- Cuts or bruises that seem to heal too slowly
- Loss of weight – even when the person is eating a sufficient amount
- Tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands and/or feet
Be sure to call the person’s primary care physician if any of these potential diabetes symptoms are experienced. And then call on the professional home health team at Harmony Home Health & Hospice for additional in-home support. We offer a wide range of home health services to improve quality of life and overall wellbeing for those with diabetes, or any other chronic disease or concerns of aging, such as:
- Diabetes management
- Pain management
- Wound care
- Home monitoring
- Skilled nursing care for all ages
- In-home speech, physical and occupational therapy services
- Compassionate hospice care
- And so much more
Although a serious, chronic condition, diabetes can be effectively managed with the professional help of Harmony Home Health & Hospice, the top-rated providers of home health and hospice Ogden and the surrounding area have to offer. Let us help your loved one experience a higher quality of life; call us at 1-877-I-NEED-CARE (1-877-463-3322) or answer a few simple questions on our online contact form to learn more.