Monthly Archives: February 2014

The upsides and downsides of Tight Diabetes Control

When considering whether or not your client will benefit from Tight Diabetes Control, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has stipulated the benefits that your elderly client can see right away, knowing that the big upside is that complications will be … Continue reading

Posted in Elderly Care | Tagged | Leave a comment

Following the Tight Control Regimen

Just like a diet program, Tight Control seems quite exciting when you and your client initially tackle it; keeping it going is yet another issue. Although you may be willing to stick with it, it may be another issue altogether … Continue reading

Posted in Elderly Care | Tagged | Leave a comment

How to begin a tight control regimen

If your client’s doctor recommends an insulin regimen and you will oversee their tight diabetes control for them, you need to feel adept and know what questions to ask their health care team. A health care team may consist of … Continue reading

Posted in Elderly Care | Tagged | Leave a comment

Why is insulin necessary?

Insulin, in people without diabetes, is naturally produced in the pancreas as one of two hormones needed to help regulate blood glucose levels in the body. If you remember the post on February 17th, talking about insulin and glucagon and … Continue reading

Posted in Elderly Care | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How does Tight Control help diabetes?

Although the professionals are not certain why, they know that high glucose levels are very bad for elders (and everyone else) with diabetes. It can cause complications so that is why it is so important to keep blood glucose levels … Continue reading

Posted in Elderly Care | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Maintaining tight diabetes control

My dad has diabetes but so far my mother has kept it under control (dad doesn’t have to take insulin) because she regulates his diet. She is very careful about what she cooks and researches all the time what carbohydrates … Continue reading

Posted in Elderly Care | Tagged | Leave a comment

When to test a client’s Ketone level

If your client is not feeling quite right, it could be their Ketone level. The American Diabetes Association suggests checking the Ketone level if the following conditions occur: You test the blood glucose and it is more than 300 mg/dl The client  feels … Continue reading

Posted in Elderly Care | Tagged , | Leave a comment