Diabetes is a common, chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States alone, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Successful management of the disease requires changes in lifestyle, diet and personal care. Our staff is experienced in assisting with these care areas.
There are two kinds of diabetes – Type I, which involves the lack of insulin, and Type II, which involves insulin resistance.
We have a registered dietitian who is trained to provide medical nutrition therapy to our diabetic residents.
This may include a diet with controlled amounts of carbohydrates to help regulate blood sugar. Our goal is to help our residents make appropriate food choices to improve their overall health and enhance their quality of life.
Anti-diabetic drugs treat diabetes by lowering glucose levels in the blood. There are different classes of anti-diabetic drugs and their selection and administration depends on the nature of the diabetes and the age and situation of the patient.
Our nursing staff will administer the medications necessary to treat the patient’s condition based on his or her doctor’s orders.
For more information, visit www.diabetes.org (American Diabetes Association website).
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