ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
We help design your individual plan for a happier, healthier life because diabetes can be like a roller coaster. Your blood sugar levels go up and down, your energy levels go up and down, and your emotions go up and down. But, you can control diabetes.
Being diagnosed with diabetes or adjusting to diabetes can be dicult. The truth is that most people don’t even know where to start. But there’s hope, and we can help.
Caprock Home Health Care’s Diabetes Management Program is available with advice, support and instruction. Our dedicated teams of nurses are there every day to help you. We can help you get o the diabetes roller coaster.
Diabetes Management Program is available with advice, support and instruction. Our dedicated teams of nurses are there every day to help you. We can help you get off the diabetes roller coaster.
WHAT IS DIABETES?
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food that we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or cannot use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations.
We encourage people with diabetes and their families to learn as much as possible about the latest medical therapies and approaches, as well as healthy lifestyle choices. Good communication with a team of experts can help you feel in control and respond to changing needs.
Initially, each individual meets with a nurse to assess current knowledge related to diabetes as well as skills. After this visit, you will enroll in the diabetes management program consisting of four weekly visits.
Diabetes Facts, Medications and Monitoring Discusses the types of diabetes, symptoms of high and low blood sugars and diabetes medications (pills and insulin). Content includes how food, exercise, medications and stress aect blood sugar. Also explains the normal range for blood sugars and laboratory tests.
Nutrition and Meal Planning, Carbohydrate Counting, Exchange System and Label Reading Focuses on reasonable weight; good nutrition; how carbohydrates, fats and proteins are used; food groups; portion sizes and making a sample menu.
Strategies for Using Fat, Fiber, Alcohol,
Restaurant Eating and Exercise Practical ways to manage everyday challenges related to fat, ber, alcohol and restaurant eating. Also, how to incorporate safe exercise into your diabetes management plan.
Coping with Diabetes, Complications, Sick Day Information, Travel Tips and Resources Content includes how stress and emotions aect blood sugars and coping skills. Will also discuss diabetes complications and how to prevent them. Also, eects of illness on blood sugar and what to do to care for self when sick. Travel tips & resources are discussed.
After completing the visit schedule, you will meet individually with a registered nurse who will assist you in developing your individual health goals.