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An Introduction to Diabetes
Diabetes occurs when our body is unable to produce enough insulin or does not use insulin effectively. This results in high glucose levels, as insulin is the hormone that helps us turn blood glucose into energy. While diabetes itself is not life-threatening, it can lead to various health complications if not well-managed.
For most of us, our blood glucose levels fall between the healthy range of 4 mmol/l to 7.8 mmol/l. Having a blood glucose level higher than 11mmol/l is a possible indication of diabetes.
Managing Diabetes in Penang
Malaysia has one of the highest incidence rate in Asia and the world, and about 3.6 million Malaysians live with diabetes. In Penang alone, there are over 88,000 diabetes patients registered. We provide trusted in-home diabetes care where your senior loved ones are well taken care of. In Penang, we are serving families in areas such as Batu Ferringhi, George Town, Tanjung Tokong, Bayan Lepas, Bukit Mertajam, Air Itam & other areas in the vicinity.
We’re here for you, every step of the way
We have walked the journey with numerous families and their loved one with diabetes. Our Care Professionals are experienced with caring for individuals with diabetes and undergo training to better understand, support and care for you and your loved one.
We understand that for different individuals, different forms of care support may be required. Here are some of the ways our Care Pros can help.
Keep the mind and body active and alert with physical exercises and stimulating brain activities.
Monitor and administer nursing procedures from tube feed and suctioning to injections and wound care.
Vital Signs Monitoring
Keep track of your loved one’s health as our Care Pros help to record temperature, pulse and/or blood pressure readings.
Seek medical advice, get a health screening and simple medical procedures from the comfort of home.
No more missed doses. Our nurses can help dispense and administer the right dosage of medication at the right time.
Focus on recovery and leave the complex nursing care in the hands of our experienced nurse Care Pros
Cost of Diabetes Care in Penang
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Daily Living Care
Speak to a Care Advisor
Email us at m[email protected] or call us at 016 299 2188 or request a callback from our friendly Care Advisory team. Learn more about our range of services and find out how Homage Care Professionals can help.
Make a Care Plan together
We will work with you to develop a personalised Care Plan based on your loved one’s health status, care requirements, and additional preferences.
Your personalised care begins
Together we will match you and your loved ones with an exceptional Care Professional. Stay up to date after every appointment with detailed reports on the Homage app.
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Top questions about Diabetes Care in Penang
What is the best treatment for diabetes?
Depending on your individual health profile, your doctor may recommend a personalised diabetes treatment plan. This treatment plan may include a combination of medication, weight management and lifestyle changes.
How do you take care of diabetes?
If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to take care of your health and reduce your risk of complications:
- Do not smoke
- Manage your stress and mental wellbeing
- Have a healthy diet that’s low in fat
- Exercise regularly
- Go for regular physical and eye check-ups
- Take care of your teeth and gum health
- Practise proper foot care and hygiene
- Stay up-to-date with your vaccinations
- Drink in moderation
How can Homage support with diabetes care?
In-home diabetes care support allows individuals with diabetes to receive holistic care in the comfort of home.
Homage’s trained Care Professionals can assist with the following activities:
- Personal hygiene, includes showering, toileting, diaper changing and dressing
- Mobility support, includes manual or assisted transfers to facilitate movement around the home and reduce fall-risk
- Companionship to interact through activities and conversations to keep loneliness at bay
- Staying active, includes home and outdoor exercises
- Medication reminders for prompt medication consumption
- Medication administration, such as insulin injections
- Medication refills, with medication delivered to your doorstep after an online or in-person consultation with our licensed doctors
- Meal preparation, purchase of takeaway or cooking meals suitable for the care recipient’s diet
- Medical escorts to doctor’s appointment and medication collection
- Light housekeeping, includes keeping the care recipient’s room spick and span, washing the care recipient’s dishes
- Simple nursing care, includes tube feeding and suctioning
- Complex nursing procedures, includes wound and stoma care
- Home physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy
- Doctor consultations online through a video call or in-person at your doorstep
Everyone’s care needs are unique. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 016 299 2188 to learn more about how our Care Pros can support your loved one with diabetes.
What diabetes care packages do you offer?
From ad-hoc to round-the-clock care support, we have short- and long-term care packages tailored to different care durations and for varied care needs so that you and your loved one can find one that best fits your care arrangements.
Reach out to our Care Advisors at 016 299 2188 for more details.
How fast can I receive care support for diabetes?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional for diabetes care support, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.
What is the minimum duration for a care visit?
The duration of a Homage Care Visit starts from just one hour, depending on the families preferences and the loved one’s needs.
Does Homage provide live-in or 24-hour home care services?
We currently provide 24-hour home care services but not live-in caregiving.
For our 24-hour home care service, two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits. Care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one around-the-clock each day.
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