Diabetes can be a difficult diagnosis. However, with proper diabetes care, the condition is completely manageable and can even be improved with healthier lifestyle choices. Medway Healthcare provides medical diabetes care for patients who require help managing their symptoms, blood sugar levels and other issues associated with the disease. Our team of caring diabetes specialists are committed to ensuring that our patients are able to maintain quality of life in a positive and healthy environment.
Diabetes treatment varies from patient to patient based on their other medical issues. However, the goal of all diabetes treatment is to help manage blood sugar and lifestyle as well as to prevent greater complications from resulting.
Your Medway diabetes care provider will work with a patient and their loved ones to discuss needs, treatment and scheduling. A large part of this will include educating a patient and family on diabetes care, nutrition and physical activity requirements. Adjusting lifestyle and diet to manage diabetes is one of the best ways to live safely with the disease and Medway is there to help you every step of the way.
One of our most critical components of diabetes treatment is our diabetic foot care. People suffering from diabetes are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries to their feet. First of all, this is because diabetes causes nerve damage in the feet which makes it difficult if not impossible to feel pain in the feet. When this is the case, it’s very easy to have a small cut get infected and cause a much larger problem because the patient doesn’t feel the pain which makes it unlikely for them to notice or take care of those small cuts.
Additionally, diabetes causes circulation problems which can lead to foot ulcers. Even in a healthy foot, these ulcers can take three to six weeks to heal. However, in a diabetic foot with poor circulation, this can be up to twenty weeks. This means there’s a lot of time for that wound to get infected and cause complications. Our diabetes care for feet helps prevent this. We help to treat ulcers to encourage healing and also stay vigilant to look for signs for ulcers that are forming.
To learn more about any of our diabetes treatment options, call us at 1-877-581-2918. Our caring and knowledgeable staff is ready and waiting for your call.