Diabetes Alert Day – March 24, 2015

In recognition of Nation Diabetes Alert Day, Tuesday, March 24th, All Care wanted to share some information from our Diabetes Program about the different types of Diabetes as well as some helpful hints and tips for managing your diabetes while living a full and happy life! What is Diabetes? When your body has trouble using the sugar glucose properly it leads to Diabetes.   This results in having the sugar level in your blood either too high or too low.   Diabetes also causes your body to have difficulty with insulin; your body may not know how to respond to insulin, to make enough insulin, or it may not produce insulin at all.   Types of Diabetes: Type I- This is when your pancreas doesn't make any insulin at all so people with Type I Diabetes must take insulin every day Type II- This is when your pancreas still makes insulin but the cells may not know how to respond to it resulting in Insulin Resistance hence some people with Type II Diabetes also requiring daily doses of insulin.   So What Does This Mean? (Why You Should be Tested) Undiagnosed Diabetes can seriously damage your body.   High blood sugar levels damage blood vessels both large and small putting you at risk for: Stroke Heart Attack Wounds Eye Disease Kidney Problems Nerve Damage Peripheral Arterial Disease It's important to maintain a healthy blood sugar level, anything too high or too low can have consequences so it's important to maintain consistency in your diet, activities, and lifestyle to avoid a crisis with your blood sugar. High Blood Sugar (HYPERGLYCEMIA)...

7 Things you need to know as your loved one ages

Join us on March 30th.   Topics will include, Medical and Legal Forms, Community Resources for increasing care needs, Checklist for end-of-life tasks, Palliative Care and Hospice Care [gview file=”http://www.allcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/7-things1.pdf” height=”720px” width=”550px” save=”1″]...