Relevant care for type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Get the care you need at home, to make living with diabetes more manageable for you and your family.
Care plans that suit your needs and lifestyle
We have skilled carers to help diabetics manage the insulin and other medications on which they depend. This is vital with this particular condition and CareAngels can give peace of mind by filling prescriptions and ensuring patients take daily dosages.
To manage medication and other aspects of home life, we can follow a schedule that works for you. For some patients it’s daily visits at mealtimes or any other previously discussed routine. Other diabetics feel live-in home care is a better option.
We work with you to decide how best to ensure your loved one receives the assistance they need. This is how we help people with diabetes live comfortably and confidently, at home.
Contact us to learn more about the customised home care we can provide.
Feel good about help at home
How can we help?
Guardian Angel Carers can support a person with diabetes in various ways.
Firstly, they’ll make sure they are taking the insulin they need, when they need it. In addition, some patients benefit from CareAngels tending to chores and household tasks.
We make life a little easier by handling anything that’s difficult to accomplish because of the demands of this medical condition.
Why Guardian Angel Carers?
Continuity of care
Team of professionals
Trusted by the experts
Unique and personal service
Dedicated care manager
Timely and responsive
A complete solution
What is diabetes exactly?
Diabetes affects a person’s ability to convert carbohydrates into energy.
With the help of the hormone insulin, the human body breaks down carbohydrates you consume. This process forms glucose, which serves as the body’s fuel. The pancreas is the only organ in the body that produces insulin. Typically, the pancreas manages the right levels of insulin, but in a diabetic, this no longer happens. Therefore, diabetics must themselves ensure they are getting the insulin they need, so glucose enters their bodies.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. It impacts a body’s metabolism, or the way a body digests and uses food for growth and energy.
Types of diabetes
There are multiple types of diabetes, but most diabetics have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
All forms of diabetes means that blood sugar, or glucose, has problems entering cells in a way that provides energy.
Fast Facts: Type 1 diabetes
The origins of type 1 diabetes are unknown. Some believe that genetic and environmental factors may play a role.
Children and young adults often develop signs of type 1 diabetes, but it can appear at any age.
Symptoms can appear suddenly, including:
- Weight loss despite a feeling of constant hunger
- Blurred vision
It is an auto-immune disorder, because the body attacks and destroys the cells in the body that produce insulin. As a result, the patient can’t produce the insulin he or she needs to live. Therefore, they must take insulin daily to stay alive.
Fast Fact: Type 2 diabetes
In the UK, most people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes, which is a preventable disorder. Here, the body is unable to produce enough insulin.
In some cases, patients find that their cells don’t react to the insulin they do produce. This is another distinguishing characteristic of Type 2 diabetes. Possible risk factors include:
- Older age
- Lack of physical activity
- Family history of diabetes
The symptoms of type 2 diabetes
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes come on gradually, and some people report no symptoms at all. They may include:
- Intense thirst
- Frequent urination
- Frequent infection or the appearance of sores
- Blurred vision
- Weight loss
How it works
Get in Touch
Either call, email or complete our online contact form and one of our helpful team members will assist you.
Your dedicated Care Assessor will visit at home or in hospital. This will be a free, no obligation initial assessment. We’ll discuss the level of care and frequency of visits you require, to create a personalised care plan.
Once your care plan starts, we will continually assess and review it in consultation with you. On a continual basis, we’ll ensure it aligns with your expectations and needs.