One of four people over the age of 60 who are reading this blog are living with diabetes. It’s a demanding disease, one that should not be left untreated and must be treated properly. If neglected, diabetes can result in heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputation.
Diabetes care is an everyday event, and some days you will naturally feel better than others. However, there are some diabetes symptoms that should never be ignored, and which require a physician’s attention.
Here are a few important examples:
- Frequent urination
- Extreme thirst or hunger
- Acting drunk
- Strange behavior, which can also signal low blood sugar
- Infections, swollen or bloody gums, foot sores
- Sudden changes in vision, eye pain, or seeing spots or lights floating in one’s field of vision
- Heart disease symptoms – even if it’s just a suspicion
For more information on glucose level warning signs, click here.
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Seniors and their family members will likely find that, as they age, the need for assistance in many areas of daily living will increase, especially if they are diagnosed with diabetes. At Professional Caretakers, we provide personal care like reminders for glucose testing, scheduling regular physician checkups, preparing meals, and housework and errands for every client who requests them. Contact us today for more information about our home care services.