Enhance Your Diabetes Care with Supply360!

Diabetes is a prevalent chronic condition that requires comprehensive management to prevent complications and ensure the well-being of affected individuals. According to the CDC, about 38 million people in the United States have diabetes. At the same time, 1 in 5 individuals don’t even know they have it.

In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled as the American population has aged and become more overweight or obese. This is why being properly equipped has never been more important. 

 In skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), providing high-quality care to residents with diabetes is paramount. In this issue, we’ll explore the challenges faced by SNFs in supporting residents with diabetes and discuss how Supply360 offers essential resources to assist facilities in this endeavor, including glucose monitors, insulin, and test strips.

Understanding Diabetes Care 

Residents in SNFs often have complex medical needs, and managing diabetes adds another layer of complexity. Diabetes management in this setting involves medication management, blood glucose monitoring, dietary planning, and lifestyle modifications. Failure to effectively manage diabetes can lead to serious complications such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and neuropathy.

Proper medication management is crucial for residents with diabetes, many of whom rely on insulin therapy or oral medications to control their blood sugar levels. SNFs must ensure that residents receive their medications on time and in the correct dosage to prevent fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is also essential for residents with diabetes. Monitoring allows healthcare professionals to track residents’ blood sugar levels and make adjustments to their treatment plans as needed. This helps prevent episodes of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and reduces the risk of complications.

Supporting Your Residents with Supply360

Supply360 understands the challenges faced by SNFs in managing diabetes and offers a comprehensive range of diabetes management supplies to support facilities in providing high-quality care. Here are some essential resources offered by Supply360:

  • Glucose Monitors
    Accurate monitoring of blood glucose levels is crucial for residents with diabetes. Supply360 offers a variety of glucose monitors that provide reliable readings, allowing healthcare professionals to track residents’ blood sugar levels regularly. These monitors are easy to use and provide accurate results, helping to ensure effective diabetes management.
  • Insulin and Insulin Administration Supplies
    For residents requiring insulin therapy, a steady supply of insulin and administration supplies is essential. Supply360 ensures that facilities have access to a consistent stock of insulin vials, pens, syringes, and infusion sets to meet residents’ needs. With reliable access to insulin and administration supplies, facilities can provide residents with the necessary medications to manage their diabetes effectively.
  • Test Strips and Lancets
    Test strips and lancets are essential for residents to perform blood glucose testing independently or with assistance from healthcare staff. Supply360 provides high-quality test strips and lancets that deliver accurate results, allowing residents to monitor their blood sugar levels regularly. With reliable access to test strips and lancets, residents can track their blood sugar levels and make informed decisions about their diabetes management.

Supporting residents with diabetes requires a comprehensive approach that addresses medication management, blood glucose monitoring, dietary planning, and education. With Supply360’s extensive range of diabetes management supplies, SNFs can enhance their ability to provide high-quality care and support residents in achieving optimal health outcomes.

By prioritizing diabetes management, SNFs can improve the quality of life for residents with diabetes and ensure their well-being for years to come. To learn more about Supply360, contact us online or call (866) 710-7626 to see how we can meet your facility’s diabetic needs.