Diabetes Care Support & Management in Singapore
Learn all about diabetes care and management. Homage Care Pros can help you manage your diabetes at home with medication reminders, vital sign monitoring, injections and wound care.Get Care Now
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.
1 in 9 Singaporeans have Diabetes
Seniors, in particular, are more prone to diabetes. In fact, 30% of Singaporeans above the age of 60 are diabetic.
Proper diabetes management is important to prevent further health complication. Having a high-than-normal glucose level over a prolonged period of time can cause irreversible damage to our eyes, kidneys, nerves and heart. Diabetes may also cause wounds to heal more slowly, and amputations are common. On average, public hospitals in Singapore carry out 4 diabetes-related amputations a day, which is concerning.
Managing Diabetes at Home
If your loved one is diagnosed with diabetes, their lifestyle and daily routine can invariably affect their blood sugar level. Diabetes management requires awareness. By knowing what makes your loved one’s blood sugar level rise and fall, your loved one can control some daily factors that may affect their condition.
Here are some factors that can be regulated to keep your loved one’s blood sugar levels in check:
Getting a support worker or nurse to help assess your loved one’s current condition can be useful. With a personalised care plan, you may have a better grasp of your loved one’s condition.
Our Care Professionals will help you in executing a diabetes care plan for your loved one. This can be done by incorporating healthier lifestyle changes – whether by cooking well-balanced meals for your loved ones, coordinating their meals with their medications, or coming up with an exercise plan targeted at managing type 2 diabetes.
We’re here for you, every step of the way
We have walked the journey with numerous families and their loved ones 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.
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 Singapore
Including consultations and medication, it is estimated that the average adult with diabetes spends over $7,600 to treat the ailment every year. Thankfully, subsidies and treatment packages are available to offset some of this cost.Get Care Now
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Top questions about Diabetes Care
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
- 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
Everyone’s care needs are unique. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 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 6100 0055 for more details.
Are there subsidies available for Homage diabetes care services?
Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.
Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.
How quickly can I receive care support for diabetes?
We aim to match a Care Pro to your requested visit within 2-3 days. For bookings made 1-2 days before the visit date, we will try our best to match a Care Pro.
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, and certified therapists, 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 family’s preferences and your 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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