At Mountbatton Care we understand that managing diabetes means making significant lifestyle changes. Following a healthy diet and taking regular exercise are especially important. We provide a range of care and support services to help you manage the challenges of living well with this condition.
Diabetes is a common long term condition that affects people, from any race, of any age or gender. According to Diabetes UK, more than 3 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes. Many more people may also have this condition, but have not been diagnosed.
Our bodies need glucose to provide the fuel we need for day to day living. A hormone called insulin allows the glucose we need to enter the cells from the blood stream. Diabetes is caused when glucose builds up in the bloodstream because the pancreas does not produce enough or any insulin or because the insulin is not working properly.
Left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, dental problems, nerve damage and blindness. At Bluebird Care, our care workers can support you and your family to manage these risks and reduce the impact of everyday symptoms so you can continue to enjoy a normal and active life.
Find reliable advice about the symptoms, causes and treatment of diabetes from the NHS website and Diabetes UK.