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Discover answers to the questions you’ve been asking about diabetes, incontinence, wound care, urology, what it’s like to work with HCD, and more, on Home Care Delivered’s informative blog.
Managing Your Blood Pressure
Blood pressure (BP) is one of the most familiar metrics in healthcare. Most people have had their blood pressure taken dozens of times in their life and probably don’t think too much about what the resulting numbers mean. This blog is about to change that! Read on to answer questions about blood pressure such as: What’s an ideal BP? What makes your blood pressure rise and fall? What can you do to control your blood pressure? And how does blood pressure relate to chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes?
How to Identify and Treat Bedsores
If you use a wheelchair or spend a lot of time in bed, you may be at risk of developing a bedsore. Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue that develop when something is rubbing or pressing against the skin. The rubbing reduces blood flow to the area, which can cause the skin to break down, creating a sore.
Diabetes and Your Mental Health
If you’ve ever felt frustrated, or even fed up, with managing a medical condition such as diabetes that may be with you forever, you are not alone. For many people, such negative feelings are temporary and may go away on their own as your mood changes. For others, however, bouts of sadness, anxiety, and hopelessness could signal depression and need to be addressed with professional help.
Incontinence and Men: What You Need to Know
Learn about the symptoms and causes of incontinence in men and what treatments and products are available to help.
Post-Surgery Do’s and Don’ts
Whew! That surgery that’s been on your mind is finally over. Concerns about anesthesia, being in the hospital, and the outcome of the procedure can all be put to rest. Everything went well and you’re going to be fine! While that good prognosis will take a lot of weight off your mind, it is not the end of your surgery experience. Now it’s time for recovery—regaining your strength and stamina and letting your body heal.
Understanding the Role of Carbs in your Diet
Has your doctor advised you to reduce your intake of carbohydrates (carbs)? Maybe your A1C—a measure of blood sugar over time—is indicating diabetes, or pre-diabetes? Or you might just be trying to lose a few pounds. Whatever the reason, it’s probably a bit painful to imagine life without pasta, bagels, and potatoes. Worry not—we’re here to ease your pain!
8 Questions (and 8 Answers) About Continuous Glucose Monitors
Should I, or shouldn’t I? If you have diabetes, you may have been asking yourself whether a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) is the right choice for you. You’ve probably heard about no-fingerstick CGM technology, which lets you track blood glucose levels day and night. But how do these devices work? Are they better than traditional testing methods? Do you have to be a “tech person” to use one? Will insurance pay?