Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Diabetes Treatment, Customized to Your Lifestyle
At UnityPoint at Home, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes management. Our compassionate staff is specially trained to care for people diagnosed with diabetes, helping them live a healthy and productive life.
What are Type 1 & 2 Diabetes?
Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy. The most common forms of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
Commonly called "juvenile diabetes, it's usually diagnosed in children and young adults. In Type 1 diabetes, insulin is not produced by the body.
Type 2 Diabetes
The most common form of diabetes, typically diagnosed in adulthood. In Type 2 diabetes, either the body doesn't produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. When glucose builds up in the blood rather than going into cells, it can lead to diabetes complications.
Diabetes Treatment...in Your Home, Your Surroundings - The Best Possible Choice for Care
We understand that living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes requires daily monitoring of your health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Injections or an insulin pump, dietary modifications and exercise are common requirements for diabetes treatment. UnityPoint at Home will educate you about your diabetes treatment and help you adjust to your new lifestyle... all in the comfort of your own home.
Specialized Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Our staff members are carefully selected and trained to understand and manage the unique challenges associated with diabetes treatment. UnityPoint at Home offers a number of services to help successfully manage Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, such as:
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Medication management
- Dietary planning
- Exercise supervision
- Dental care
Getting People Back to Daily Life
One of the biggest challenges facing those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes is remembering to monitor their blood sugar and make healthy choices on a consistent basis. This can be especially daunting for an older adult or a busy family. We can help.
Diabetes Treatment Helps with Daily Activities
The UnityPoint At Home staff can assist with several daily living activities, including:
- Meal preparation
- Medication service
- Bathing and grooming care
- Light household chores
Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Managed. We Can Help You.
UnityPoint at Home can help those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes live a healthy and productive life. Call us today about your unique case and we can help determine the care and treatment needed.