Diabetes Management

Care of Diabetic Patients at Home

Diabetes Management Program

Diabetes affects 23.6 million people and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Complications from diabetes include heart disease and stroke, hypertension, blindness, kidney disease and neuropathy. Options Home Health’s diabetes home care management program is designed in coordination with the patient’s physician.

Our diabetes home health care services include educating the patient and family about medication, monitoring blood sugar levels, managing the patient’s diet, and advising when to seek medical attention. Our program is based on the standards of care established by the American Diabetes Association and is specifically tailored to provide diabetes care at home.

Who Benefits from this Program?

  • Newly diagnosed diabetics
  • Noncompliant diabetics
  • Caregivers and family members
  • Health care system due to reduced hospitalizations and complications

Our Diabetes Management Program

  • Nursing team specially trained in diabetes care
  • Instruction in insulin delivery systems
  • Educational materials
  • Semmes-Weinstein monofilament testing by trained staff
  • Interdisciplinary approach focused on self-management
  • Physical therapy to reduce falls, improve balance and increase activity tolerance
  • Occupational therapy focused on independence through the use of adaptive equipment
  • Medical social workers and nutritionists
  • Expertise in the treatment of diabetic skin conditions