Sentara Home Care Services provides in-home, comprehensive diabetes
home care to patients living with diabetes. Our home care staff recognizes that patients with diabetes should play a major role in self-management.
Our diabetes home care program stresses patient education, adherence to prescribed medical therapy and self-assessment of diabetes. Since diabetes is a lifelong disease, self-management and education are the major goals of Sentara’s diabetes home care program. . Diabetes Home Care Services:
Assessment if hyper/hypoglycemic
Instructions on medication, including self-injection of insulin
Instruction in self-assessment of blood glucose monitoring and appropriate response to changes in glucose levels
Instruction on self blood glucose monitoring, hyper/hypoglycemia, foot and skin care, exercise and nutritional/diet requirements and other aspects of the disease
Promotion of treatment plan, including follow-through with scheduled physician appointments
The goal of the diabetes home care program is for our patients to adhere to their prescribed dietary regimen, have optimum glycemic levels, obtain independence with insulin/medication administration, and have optimal knowledge regarding diabetes and how it affects the body.
To find out more about the diabetes home care program at Sentara or to arrange for services for a patient, family member or yourself, call (757) 553-3000 or (888) 461-5649.
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