Dad has diabitis
Dad is lonely. Mum died not long ago. She was taking care of everything. He is diabetic. We are scare that he not monitoring his sugar level properly. So we got James and Claire to come every other day to check up on his diabetes and monitor his feet. We want to avoid wounds and complication of his diabetes.
Mum passed away a few months ago leaving dad to tend to everything he never used to ever do. All of a sudden reality set into a new space and the feeling of being lost has been growing ever since. They had been married for over 40 happy years with two beautiful children and 6 darling grandchildren. James and myself have been coming to check up on him every day but with our respective three children and their heavy scholastic timetable; the burden was growing heavier and heavier.
The most difficult part of dad’s day is monitoring his diabetes so that we can detect well in advance any degradation. Already we have to closely overlook his feet. Our great grandfather ended up having both his legs amputated little by little, in slices to be even more intense, due to gangrene. Once we started really investigating the facts and figures of the World Health Organisation; Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation and kidney failure and in 2012 alone. Diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths, which is too many that, could be avoided. Then James started looking at the established medical textbooks like the Williams Textbook of Endocrinology and found in 2013 it was estimated that over 382 million people throughout the world had diabetes.
With Dad’s obvious loneliness, we became concerned that his health would deteriorate faster. We decided to get full time help to make sure he would not wallow in bed and get bedsores or any other type of diabetic consequence. James got word of a great Internet site that matches our needs to the healthcare providers so we booked a few online and tried the system out. A wonderful nurse came over to monitor his blood sugar and blood pressure. Dad liked her so much we booked her every day at the same time. She even made certain that he was properly washed and overlooked his body for any visual degradation.
We explored all sorts of other therapies that this service had and were amazed at how efficient it worked. To explore, we tried out all sorts of people; physiotherapists, massage, nutritionists, doctors to name a few. The best part of this global service is the timeliness, professionalism, the competitive pricing and especially the ethical integrity that these health care providers abide by. All our problems were solved and Dad gradually has gotten a much more positive moral, feeling loved and cherished and especially cared for.