According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), “In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the carbohydrates you eat into blood sugar (blood glucose) that it uses for energy — and insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body.”
Hospice is a call that no one ever wants to make. We all want the people we care about to live forever. But when the time comes, hospice care can help ensure their final days, weeks, and months are comfortable, so you can make the most of your time together. Here’s what to expect.
Even when a patient and their family know their loved one is ill, it can take a hospitalization for them to realize just how serious their loved one’s condition is. It’s a complex, emotional time as families grapple with their feelings and the logistics of their loved one’s care.
When a person is diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, it can be overwhelming for the family. Not only are they coping with the emotional toll of the diagnosis, but oftentimes they are thrust into the new role of family caregiver.
Knowing what to say to your dying father can be both intimidating and heartbreaking. These are intensely personal conversations. It’s normal to not know where to begin and to worry that you will say the wrong thing.