Diabetes management

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Safe and effective home management of diabetes avoids serious medical complications, reduces costly hospitalizations and provides the patient with a better quality of life at home. BJC Home Care Services staff arrive prepared to assist with the day-to-day needs such as menu planning for healthy meals, finding opportunities for exercise, and proper management of medications and medication reminders.

Our home care nurses serve as the liaison among members of your health care team, family members and caregivers. They have a complete overview of your medical regimen and coordinate care. Among the experienced professionals are certified diabetes nurse educators and certified wound nurses.

This close management reduces the risk of complications, such as heart and circulatory disease, which people with diabetes are three times more likely to develop.

BJC Home Care nursing and nutrition staff will develop a self-management plan for you that will include:

  • Appropriate food and meal planning
  • Blood glucose monitoring instructions
  • Education on how daily activities affect blood glucose levels
  • Education on potential diabetes problems and complications
  • Exercise and activity suggestions
  • Instruction on diabetic medication

Click here to learn about nutrition support and insulin management.

To learn more about rehabilitation therapy for those with diabetes, click here.

For the American Diabetes Association online diabetes management program, click here.