How To Manage Type 1 Diabetes in Elderly


Live-in Carer with elderly woman sitting in a wheelchair

Around 400,000 people in the UK live with type 1 diabetes. This type of diabetes is more rare than type 2, and is usually diagnosed during childhood so most people living with type 1 diabetes would have dealt with the condition for many years. However as we get older, we may need additional support to manage type 1 diabetes - if left unmanaged, this condition can cause heart problems, problems with sights, strokes, and nerve problems. Previously, life expectancy for those living with type 1 diabetes has been shorter however in recent years and with medical advancements it has significantly increased when managed properly.


Arranging Live-in Care is a good idea if you have elderly family or a partner who lives with type 1 diabetes and requires additional support at home. Whilst partners and family members can provide a level of support, it can feel a little overwhelming if you are not trained or experienced in managing diabetes. We have trained Live-in Carers who are experienced in managing type 1 diabetes,


Live-in Carers provide assistance round-the-clock, supporting their client with everything from household chores, to medication, appointments, and even caring for their pets. They are on hand to remind about medication, help administer medication, look out for any early signs and symptoms of health problems, cook healthy nutritious meals, and so much more.

A Live-in Carers job is to help their clients live a healthy, happy life in the comfort of their own home with the support they require. Better quality of life, less stress for the whole family, a companion and friend to be there when you need them.


If you are interested in arranging Live-in Care for your loved one, get in touch today: hello@access-care.co.uk