Home Care Services

Diabetes Education

St. Anthony's Home Care Diabetes Education Features:

  • RNs specially trained in diabetic teaching
  • instruction/teaching materials given to patients and caregivers to educate then on IDDM and NIDDM disease processes
  • instruction/teaching and demonstration of glucose monitor use, insulin preparation and administration of SQ injections
  • labs obtained per doctor’s orders
  • detailed instruction/teaching to patients and caregivers on signs/symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, causes, and management of disease and proper foot care
  • medication instruction on purpose, side effects, safety, administration and set up (oral and/or SQ)
  • instruction/teaching on the American Diabetes Association diet as per doctor’s order
  • assistance helping patients obtain free glucose monitor