While there is currently no cure for diabetes, the disease can be effectively managed with medications and a change in diet and exercise. Medications and monitoring of blood sugar levels will be a part of life for people with diabetes. In addition, many people need insulin therapy throughout the day or may need to take other oral or injected medications to manage the condition.
At Absolute Healthcare we understand that living with diabetes may be challenging. From establishing a healthy lifestyle to managing blood sugar and insulin levels, the disease may require extra care outside regular visits to the doctor or after a stay in the hospital.
Our carers have experience in helping individuals live with diabetes. We can offer guidance and support in making healthier diet choices, help monitor blood sugar levels and check your medication levels are correct. We can do all this for you, so that you have the reassurance that your health is being monitored closely.
Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10 per cent of all adults with diabetes and is treated by daily insulin doses – taken either by injections or via an insulin pump. It is also recommended to follow a healthy diet and take regular physical activity. Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age but usually appears before the age of 40, and especially in childhood. It is the most common type of diabetes found in childhood.
In Type 2 diabetes there is not enough insulin (or the insulin isn’t working properly), so the cells are only partially unlocked and glucose builds up in the blood. Type 2 diabetes usually appears in people over the age of 40. Type 2 diabetes accounts for between 85 and 95 per cent of all people with diabetes and is treated with a healthy diet and increased physical activity. In addition to this, medication and/or insulin are often required.