Every year, more cases of Type 1 diabetes appear in groups of children and some groups of adults across the US, and the development of Type 2 diabetes becomes an increasingly common affliction. However, for some members of the older US population, diabetes has long been a part of their lives. Anyone who has lived with diabetes for several years, or even for a lifetime, is well versed with the symptoms of diabetes and with the necessary responses to these symptoms. However, those transitioning to any assisted living situation may be experiencing a lifestyle upheaval. Comfort Health offers a caring, professional program for diabetes management in Rochester, MN, to our clients struggling with this transition or with a recent diabetes diagnosis.
Our Diabetes Management Program is designed to inform and assist our clients with all aspects of diabetes. This includes nursing assessments, nutritional and physical education, instructions on self-monitoring blood glucose levels and self-administration of insulin, instructions on oral medication management, and foot and skin care instruction.
An important part of understanding and managing diabetes is recognizing the symptoms of an immediate imbalance in blood sugar. Blood glucose levels can quickly increase or decrease beyond stable levels. This can happen very suddenly, but it does not come without warning.
Symptoms of High Blood Sugar: If blood sugar levels increase beyond 180 mg/dL, a person will experience symptoms that mark hyperglycemia. These symptoms include headaches, blurred vision, frequent urination, heightened thirst, difficulties concentrating, and tiredness or feelings of weakness.
Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar: When blood sugar levels decrease to 70 mg/dL or below, a person will experience hypoglycemia, or insulin shock. The symptoms of this low blood sugar include confusion and incoordination, the inability to process surroundings, shaking, anxiety, cold sweats, fatigue, tingling lips and tongue, hunger, nausea, and seizures or unconsciousness.
If any of our clients are experiencing symptoms of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, they will be the first to know. Our Diabetes Management Program teaches our clients how to recognize and react to these symptoms as well as how to care for themselves with daily diabetes treatments.
For more information about diabetes management in Rochester, MN, or about our other programs and services for assisted living, healthcare, nursing, and wellness, contact Comfort Health today at (507) 281-2332.