Diabetes Education

diabetes alternateAmongst the elderly Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem. 

Because elderly people already present a range of age related problems that often mask the classic symptoms of diabetes, education and awareness of diabetes and the relevent treatment and management of the condition in the aged care environment is important. 

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    Treating The Elderly Can Be Difficult

    Diagnosing and treating diabetes in the elderly can present various challenges. Existing disabilities and cognitive impairment can make exercise and diet programs difficult to manage. Many elderly diabetic patients are pre-disposed to abnormally low or high blood glucose levels which can cause confusion, clumsiness and falls. Diabetes can also lead to Glaucoma, retinopathy and other silent, serious eye diseases and kidney failure. 

    Diabetes can also make any other pre-exisiting conditions worse. 

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Quality Aged Care Services Diabetes Specialists are qualified to conduct an independent clinic assessment on all residents to determine general health, especially clinical, physiological and psychological health to establish an ongoing glycaemic management program. 

 

Benefits for residents include:
Benefits to the facility include:
  • Feeling better and more alert

  • Improved appetite and nutrition

  • Improved resident socialisation and interaction

  • Promotes resident wellbeing, dignity and safety
  • More functional residents

  • Reduced medical intervention

  • Care plans tailored to the individual's needs, function status using a whole life approach that encompasses end of life care

  • Governance processes support the delivery of best practice person centered care for older people with diabetes 

  • Best practice guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes

  • Improved continence management resulting in a reduction in associated costs

  • Professional recommendations in relation to medical management as well as assistance with Insulin Replacement Therapy

  • Improved diagnoses for ACFI funding.