San Diego Insulin Dependent Care

San Diego Insulin Dependent Care
La Jolla Assisted Living & Senior Care


San Diego Insulin Dependent Care

Diabetes is a huge problem in the United States and it is estimated that 25% of people 65+ years of age have diabetes. This is close to 12 million seniors with diabetes! If your aging parent has diabetes, be aware that La Jolla Assisted Living offers San Diego Insulin Dependant Care for seniors.

Diabetes is a condition in which your body cannot process the food and sugar that you ingest. When this happens your sugar level is too high in your blood and this has long term consequences. Normally, the hormone insulin is in charge of managing the level of sugar in your blood. For people with diabetes, the insulin is not working well. Type 1 diabetes is when you don’t make enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes is when your body doesn’t respond to insulin properly. In both cases, the level of sugar in the body is too high: hyperglycemia.

There is no cure for diabetes but there are ways to manage the condition. Insulin therapy involves injecting insulin into the cells just under the skin. There are also a number of pills which may manage diabetes: some medicines increase the production of insulin whereas others increase the body’s response to existing insulin.

Needless to say, diabetes among the elderly is a serious condition. Please contact us regarding our San Diego Insulin Dependent Care. Our staff can manage your loved one’s medicine and diet so they can have a higher quality of life. For those who can, we assist and encourage the seniors on walks, stretching, and exercise so as to maintain health and flexibility as best as possible.

San Diego Insulin Dependent Care

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For more information on our San Diego Insulin Dependent Care services, contact us using this online form, by email Jennifer@lajollaseniorcarehomes.com, or by phone in any of our three locations.