If you have recently been diagnosed with Diabetes, it can feel daunting while you come to terms with it. You will have been told that you need to make significant changes to your diet and lifestyle for the rest of your life which can seem like a scary prospect. This is why we at Secure Healthcare Solutions are on hand to make this process that bit easier. We have a range of diabetes care solutions that will enable you to make the most of living with the condition while still leading a full and independent life.
Where can I find diabetes care near me?
Our diabetes care spans throughout the country. We provide diabetes care in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell, Cannock, South Stafford, Telford, Birmingham and more. You can find the full list of locations here.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when you have abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in your blood. Insulin, which is a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food travel to your cells to be used to create energy. If your body doesn’t produce enough (or any) insulin, or your body can’t properly process and use your insulin correctly it causes diabetes. Over time, having too much glucose in your system can cause health problems such as heart disease, dental problems, nerve damage, higher risk of a stroke and blindness.
There are three main types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes: This is where your immune system attacks and destroys the cells in your pancreas that make insulin meaning you have no insulin in your system. This type is usually diagnosed in children and young adults and requires insulin to be taken every day in order to stay alive.
Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is when your body doesn’t make or use insulin as well as it should and can develop at any stage of your life. This is the most common form of diabetes and is most likely to occur in middle-aged and older people.
Gestational diabetes: This occurs in pregnant women and usually goes away once the baby is born. Women who experience this are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in their lives.
Other diabetes: Less common types of diabetes include cystic fibrosis-related diabetes and monogenic diabetes, but these are much rarer occurrences.
If you have type 1 diabetes, we will help you take steps to prevent or delay the development of complications. If you have type 2 diabetes, we will come up with a manageable plan to support you and help you live with the condition.
Ways we can help include:
- Coming up with a healthy meal plan, shopping for ingredients and cooking
- Ensuring you have regular food and drinks that balance your blood sugar levels and keep you hydrated
- Practical support to manage everyday symptoms like hunger, blurred vision and fatigue
- Support and encouragement to get a more active lifestyle
- Assistance with checking and monitoring your glucose levels
- Help with any medication you might require
With Secure Healthcare solutions, you will always have diabetes care on hand you know you can rely on. Whether you need help with motivating you to get fresh air and some exercise, or need assistance getting to your medical appointments, we can accompany you each step of the way. If you find your mobility starts to suffer due to your diabetes and you can no longer live your life in the same way as before, or need extra help with everyday tasks, our range of carers and live-in carers can help and devise a plan that will enable you to get the help and support you need for the best quality of life.