Yoga for Diabetes
Yoga can improve strength, flexibility and balance, it can also help maintain your blood sugar level. The two most popular yoga styles that you can explore for diabetes are Vinyasa yoga or Bikram yoga.
Understanding Alternative Medicine and Therapies
If the person you’re caring for is struggling with symptoms from a chronic condition like diabetes or arthritis, using alternative medicine may help. In this video we’ll explain what this type of medicine is, and explore how it may or may not help you in your caregiving situation.
Footcare for a Person with Diabetes
Foot care matters for the person in your care, especially if he or she has diabetes. If the person you’re caring for has diabetes, they may lose feeling in their feet. This can cause injuries like wounds and blisters that they won’t even know are there.
How To Check Blood Sugar
Testing blood sugar regularly helps to keep blood sugar levels (also known as blood glucose levels) under control.
Diet for Diabetes
When the person you are caring for is diagnosed with diabetes, it's natural to have questions about what food to eat. Each person with diabetes is different and there is no single diet that suits everyone.
Working with Healthcare Professionals
Health care partnering is essential to successful home care. As a caregiver, you are an important part of the health care team. It’s a big job – 80 percent of patient care is given by informal or family caregivers in the community so you are the eyes, ears, and hands for health care professionals.
Proper Disposal of Sharps
Learn the proper way to dispose of sharps like needles, injection pens, and syringes so that you (and others) don't get hurt.