Insulin is a hormone that absorbs glucose from the blood and converts it into glycogen in the liver and muscles. In the absence of insulin, the body turns to fat instead of glucose as a source of energy and sugar remains in the blood. Symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, intense hunger and thirst, low energy, irritability, numbness in extremities, frequent gum disease or infection, blurred vision, and wounds that don’t heal properly. Type 1 Diabetes, an autoimmune disease, is more common in children and Type 2 Diabetes usually results from excessive weight later in life.
Need assistance with monitoring blood sugar levels? A compassionate and skilled caregiver can assist with insulin injections or administering oral medication for diabetes treatment. Not only that, but the caregiver keeps you organized by keeping a record of blood sugar levels, so you don’t forget. Monitoring insulin intake is important because too little or too much insulin can send you into a coma. If you live a busy lifestyle, it’s easy to get lazy about maintaining a logbook, especially if organization is not your strength.
For a free quote on Diabetes Care, call (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400 or visit https://www.a-1homecare.com/ to learn more about the benefits of in-home health care for Diabetes Management. A-1 Home Care proudly serves the communities of Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Baldwin Park, El Monte, Arcadia, Duarte, and other neighboring cities in Los Angeles County.