More than 25 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. About half of them have some form of nerve damage from the disease. Diabetic Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have Diabetes. The goal of treating diabetic neuropathy is preventing the disease from worsening and symptom reduction done by strict control and monitoring of blood sugar levels. This is achieved by diet as recommended by a physician. Caregivers help to monitor not only the patient’s diet but also watch for open areas on the skin for infection. Regular foot exams are also important to identify infection and preventing foot injuries from escalating.

Services Provided to Assist Clients with Diabetes / Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Toileting
  • Bathing/Showering
  • Dressing
  • Ambulation (Walking)
  • Transferring ( if required)
  • Feeding and Continence care (if needed and physician recommended)
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Run errands
  • Medication reminders
  • Prepare Meals that adhere to clients diet
  • Assist client with documentation of blood glucose levels
  • Remind client to monitor blood glucose at appropriate times
  • Accompany to doctor’s appointments
  • Passive exercise
  • Helping to maintain safety
  • Monitor for behavioral changes

Please note services provided on an as needed basis according to individual client’s needs

Resources for additional Information on Diabetes / Diabetic Neuropathy