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Managing the Home Health Patient on Insulin

Home health patient teaching for insulin therapy include the following MyHomecareBiz objectives: 

1. Provide the evidence-based, best practice methods for self-managing insulin injections,2. Ensure the patient/caregiver successfully recalls and demonstrates insulin self-injection...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 23, 2021

Diabetes & Foot Care: Do's & Don'ts

As part of your teaching plan for patients with diabetes, include the following points regarding foot care. As clinicians know, foot problems are common in people with diabetes. Teaching patients to manage serum glucose levels helps keep feet healthy and avoid diabetic neuropathy.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 22, 2021

7 Teaching Tips for Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

Adapted from Dr. Axe: Diabetes affects about one in every three adults in the U.S., and diabetic neuropathy is one of the most likely complications to develop as a side effect because high blood sugar levels affect nerve fibers throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy (also...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Nov 12, 2019

Home Health Care - M2250b: Essentials of Diabetic Foot Care

Foot ulceration is a common problem for people with diabetes, especially those with peripheral neuropathy and/or peripheral vascular disease.  One of the best approaches in diabetes management is making sure that both the patients and members of the health team are all educated...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 17, 2018