Diabetes is a common long term condition that affects people, from any race, of any age or gender. According to Diabetes UK, more than 3 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes. Many more people may also have this condition but have not been diagnosed.
At North Haven Care and Support, our care and support staff can support you and your family to manage these risks and reduce the impact of everyday symptoms so you can continue to enjoy a normal and active life. We can support you with making healthy food choices including shopping and cooking. We can support to ensure regular meals and drinks keep you hydrated and balance your blood glucose levels.
Our support staff will provide encouragement and support to find out about opportunities to enjoy an active lifestyle which will improve self-care, promote mental health and prevent falls, including practical support to manage day-to-day symptoms such as fatigue, blurred vision, hunger and weight loss. In addition North Haven staff can provide:
- Assistance with medication and checking your glucose levels
- Help identifying signs of hypoglycaemia such as: confusion, changes to personality, frequent headaches, speech and self-care difficulties, poor appetite, aggressive behaviour, unsteadiness and falls or loss of consciousness
- Liaison with health care services to help you get the best treatment
- Our care workers are also more than happy to provide a listening ear when you need it