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High-Tech Ways to Care for a Loved One with Diabetes

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senior care in pittsburgh paWhen you are caring for a senior loved one with diabetes, you may have a million thoughts circulating in your brain at once.  Your loved one’s blood sugar, diet, mood, and physical activity are the daily concerns that are a part of caring for a loved one with diabetes.  Thanks to today’s technology, however, managing diabetes has never been easier due to some high-tech solutions.  If you have found yourself struggling to help your loved one manage their diabetes, maybe one of these high-tech solutions can help!


Blood Sugar and Nutrition Tracking Apps

Keeping a food journal is a great way for many sufferers of type 2 diabetes to stay in control of what they eat so that their blood sugar stays at a healthy level.  For elderly adults, caregivers often have the responsibility of doing this task which can often feel overwhelming or difficult to do properly.  Fortunately, there are some excellent smartphone/tablet apps that can help make this tracking much easier and some are even specifically designed for managing diabetes.  These apps may also feature tools that can help you record and keep track of your loved one’s blood sugar levels.


Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers that can be clipped to a belt or worn as a wristband are trending among people who are actively dieting or striving to reach athletic goals, but they can also be great tools for those with diabetes.  When your loved one wears a fitness tracker, making sure that they get the amount of physical activity they need is simple and easy.


Continuous Glucose Monitors

Continuous Glucose Monitors, or CGMs, can automatically test your loved one’s blood sugar throughout the day and then send the results wirelessly to a small portable monitor that you can carry with you or even straight to their doctor’s office.  The CGM is comfortably worn as a patch on the skin.  The results can help your loved one’s doctor to discover patterns in blood sugar levels and help you find solutions to help keep your loved one’s blood sugar under control.


Reminder Apps

With a reminder app on your phone or tablet, you can get reminders to check your loved one’s blood sugar, administer medications, attend a doctor’s appointment, and more.  The life of a caregiver is busy and hectic, so reminder apps are great tools to help you stay on track.


If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring in-home senior care in Pittsburgh PA, please contact the caring staff at Liken Home Care. Serving Western Pennsylvania, Call (412) 693-6820 or (855) 856-0551.


Source: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/condition-15/diabetes/gadgets?page=1

Robert D. Liken CPC, CTS, President

President Liken Home Care at Liken Home Care
Graduate of Penn State University, 1970

Business Administration / Accounting Major

Has been in the staffing business since 1970.The original company LIKEN SERVICES, INC. was a general service staffing company specializing in the administrative, clerical, secretarial all office support staff positions (both temporary and direct hire) with 14 branch offices in and around W. PA and Upstate NY.As a division of that company, LIKEN HEALTH CARE, INC. was started in 1974 as a medical staffing company that staffed hospitals and other health care facilities.In 1976,we began to “follow the patients home” and at that point we started providing private duty home care. In 1995, the general staffing company was sold to a national, public company, and the health care staffing company was retained. Since 1995, we have concentrated our efforts in the health care marketplace.

Due to the aging baby boomers and the fact people are just living longer, in the late 90’s we refocused the company and today Liken specializesin providing private duty assisted living to those who need help to remain at home.A valuable service that allows an individual to remain independent in their homes for a much longer period of time as well as maintain a high level of quality of life.

Today, we specialize in providing private duty home care (Liken Home Care) to the elderly, the recovering ill, and the disabled in all of Western Pa.

In addition, Robert isCPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) and a CTS (Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist); professional designations of the National Association of Personnel Services.

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