We’ve established specific processes to ensure residents are getting their medicine at the proper time, and that those suffering from diabetes are correctly managing their insulin. This increases safety by eliminating the incidence of adverse reactions.
About Our Senior Medication and Insulin Management
Lifestyle is extremely important for those suffering from diabetes. Those with Type 2 might have an insulin routine which includes Basal that is taken 1 or 2 times a day to control their levels of blood sugar during fasting, but there is also short-acting based insulin, which is called Bolus. TerraBella Spartanburg consults with a pharmacist and physician who will make recommendations for medication dosages and scheduling.
Benefits of Having Medication and Insulin Management in Your Retirement Community
Our medication and insulin management benefits residents in the following ways:
- Regular Blood Sugar Testing
The ideal blood sugar involves numerous factors, like daily timing, age, and the version of diabetes a patient has. Regular blood sugar tests will provide info on the manner in which exercise, diet, stress, and other factors might elevate or reduce the blood sugar. Therefore, we work closely with diabetic members to test their blood sugar levels and make the necessary changes based on them.
- Monitor Drug Interactions
There are hundreds of medications on the market, and it isn’t unusual for those in the 65+ age group to take multiple on a daily basis. Understanding how one drug influences the function of another is extremely important, which is why all medication both nonprescription and prescription will be the subject of continual review.
- Knowing Where Insulin Should Be Injected
Insulin has different absorption speeds based on the injection site, which means that you’ll want to utilize the same bodily area for the daily injections. However, rotation must occur within sites on the same body area. The abdomen provides the quickest absorption rate, along with the buttocks, arms, and thighs.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Retirement Community?
Our community is ideal for retirees that need assistance managing their medication routines. In particular, those who are recovering from surgery will often have limited mobility but will be required to take various medications, and our team can assist them by procuring this medicine and helping them manage their routine. We accomplish this through medication reminders so that residents don’t forget their dosages.
Why Choose TerraBella Spartanburg’s Retirement Community?
We have considerable experience working with retirees that have a wide range of ailments including diabetes which requires specialized care. For instance, we can help you establish a diet that is diabetes-friendly where you’ll obtain an optimal weight while reducing the impact of comorbidities like heart disease.
We employ dietitians who understand that the food you consume, particularly the carbohydrates, will drastically influence your blood sugar because carbs break down in a certain way and their consumption should be spread out. Balancing your meals with healthier fats and lean protein is the best approach.
To learn more about living in TerraBella Spartanburg, feel free to contact us today.