Alpine Home Care Diabetes Care Program focuses on the education, monitoring, and treatment of patients with Type 1 and Type II diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
- Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
- Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
Diabetes can be a debilitating disease if left untreated or is poorly treated. It places individuals at risk for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, neuropathy, wounds, and blindness.
Alpine Home Care’s Diabetes Program provides patient and caregiver education, assessment, monitoring, client education materials, and collaboration with the patient’s physician with special attention given to the prevention of complications associated with diabetes.
Patients who would benefit from our Diabetes Care Program are those with frequent hospital admissions, diabetic wounds or foot ulcers, multiple new medications, patients new to insulin therapy, or underlying disease processes that may contribute to poor diabetic control.
Alpine Home Care’s Diabetes Care Program centers on the following:
- Collaboration with the patient’s physician
- Customized client education materials
- Client education and self-monitoring
- Nutritional assessment
- Foot assessment with follow-up education
The goal of Alpine Home Care’s Diabetic Care Program is to enhance the well-being of our patients by reducing the number and frequency of hospital admissions and visits to the emergency department, as well as diminishing the complications and risk factors associated with diabetes.
Call today for more information at 855-325-7463.