There are approximately 26 million people throughout the United States who are currently living with diabetes. Of these, experts estimate that half are not aware that they have the disease and have not been diagnosed. Even among those who have been diagnosed and are aware of the condition, many do not understand the importance of proper management of this disease.
As a family caregiver it is critical to understand that diabetes is a life-changing disease and proper management is vital not just for the control of the diabetes itself, but also the consequences and complications that can occur as a result of it, such as increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and heart attack, and increased risk of infections and skin problems. You can help your parent to reduce these risks and stay healthier by encouraging compliance… Continue reading