DaNurse is dedicated to contributing to the well-being of our community, helping patients take charge of their health by providing traditional home care services, along with supporting preventative care through patient and public health education programmes. We are committed to the delivery of community-oriented, culturally sensitive, and affordable healthcare services for our patients and families.
We are RNs, RPNs, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and medical social workers. But above all, we’re caring, compassionate mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters. We understand how important it is for people to remain surrounded by family and the familiarity of home—which is why we deliver a complete range of in-home care that is always tailored to the needs of our patients.
Today, there are more than 5.7 million Canadians living with diagnosed diabetes (type 1 or type 2 diabetes), however, there are 11.7 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes—a condition that, if left unmanaged, can develop into type 2 diabetes.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the levels of glucose, or sugar, in the blood are higher than they should be, and there is not enough insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, to control it. The disease can be caused by too little insulin, a resistance to insulin or both.
Types of Diabetes:
Type 1 Diabetes can occur at any age, but is most often diagnosed in children, teens or young adults whose bodies make small amounts of insulin or none at all.
Type 2 Diabetes is the most frequently diagnosed, typically during adulthood. However, it is being increasingly diagnosed in teens and young adults because of high obesity rates.
How is Diabetes Treated?
While there is currently no cure for diabetes, the disease can be effectively managed with medications and a change in diet and exercise.
An important part of treatment is maintaining a healthy weight. Although there is no typical or strict “diet,” it is recommended to eat foods that are high in nutrition and low in calories – like fruits, whole grains and vegetables.
Physical activity is also a must to manage weight, lower blood sugar levels and increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
People with diabetes should aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity most days of the week.
Medications and monitoring of blood sugar levels will be a part of life for people with diabetes.
Depending on the condition, blood sugar should be monitored several times a day or several times a week. In addition, many people need insulin therapy throughout the day or may need to take other oral or injected medications to manage the condition.
How Can You Benefit from DaNurse At Your Care Services Diabetes Care at Home?
At DaNurse we understand that living with diabetes may be challenging. From 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.
DaNurse has experience in helping individuals and their families live with diabetes. Our home healthcare professionals can visit people with diabetes in their homes or at assisted living communities to provide care or supplement care.
Whether you need help around the home or home health care staffing for an elderly relative, DaNurse has the experience, qualifications, and compassion needed to enjoy the best possible quality of life.
We at DaNurse are here to help you and your family members manage their diabetes on a daily basis.
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