This past week, from the 11th to the 17th of July, Australia celebrated National Diabetes Week 2021. There are about 1 million Australians living with diabetes. This year’s ‘Heads Up’ campaign is designed to spotlight diabetes stigma and mental health.
Sadly, living with a health condition like diabetes can attract unwanted attention from those who may not understand what it’s like to live with a disability or illness. Shaming, joking and blaming can cause real harm to individuals already suffering.
The emphasis should be on understanding treatment and if/where possible, prevention.
Diabetes is a disease caused by the body's inability to regulate insulin levels and production. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach, stops making insulin because the cells that make the insulin have been destroyed by the body’s immune system. Without insulin, the body’s cells cannot turn glucose (sugar), into energy.
Type 2 diabetes is often a progressive condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and/or gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas.
Type 2 diabetes is often onset by age and the side effects of diabetes such as blindness or the loss of limbs have an even bigger impact on the person suffering from the disease and its tough management regime.
Right at Home is a home care provider, well qualified to assist people living with diabetes. Some of our offices are registered NDIS providers who can provide supports to all categories of NDIS Participants, while all of our Right at Home offices can provide supports to plan-managed and self-managed NDIS participants, private pay clients and those with other types of government funding such as home care packages.
Right at Home have information on all sorts of special care situations, including diabetes with which our offices can assist in providing home care and supports. For more information on diabetes and its management, visit Diabetes Australia. For more information on how Right at Home can improve the quality of life for those living with diabetes or a disability, visit our home care services webpage.
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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.
Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government-approved, home care provider for levels 1-4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.
To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.
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