AUBURN HILLS, MI, January 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In support of Glaucoma Awareness Month , Crittenton Home Care offers information on prevention and healthy eye care. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, more than 2.2 million Americans, and more than 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, and is often referred to as "the sneak thief of sight" because there are no symptoms. The good news is that glaucoma is preventable and treatable with regular eye exams.
People at high risk for glaucoma include those who are 60 years or older, have family members with glaucoma or those with diabetes. For those with diabetes, it is important to manage your nutrition, and have regular eye examinations to prevent vision loss.
To aid in prevention, Crittenton Home Care offers a Diabetic Care Program. The Diabetic Care Program is an in-home option assisting with daily diabetic care and management. From meal planning and nutrition information to blood sugar monitoring, skin care and other early detection, the Crittenton Home Care team provides education and support to both families and individuals living with diabetes. The care team also offers education on self-management for independent healthy living throughout all stages of diabetes.
Crittenton Home Care's Diabetic Care Program works closely with the Crittenton Diabetes Nutrition and Education Counseling Center to help seniors and individuals manage their diabetes and overall health.
Crittenton's Diabetes Nutrition and Education Counseling Center Manager, Julie Brown, RD, CDE , states, "People with diabetes are at risk for a wide spectrum of vision problems and eye disease. Good blood sugar management can decrease this risk."
Brown continues," It is important that patients understand the reasons for their blood glucose elevations and take action to minimize the potentially damaging effects. In addition, regular physician follow-up and monitoring is essential in decreasing risk for eye disease in diabetics."
To request a free booklet on glaucoma prevention, contact us at http://www.crittentonhc.com or call 248-656-6757. You can also reach out to the Crittenton Diabetes Nutrition and Education Counseling Center for classes and one-on-one diabetes counseling. For more information on Glaucoma Awareness Month visit the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.
Crittenton Home Care has been providing Certified and Private Duty home care services for more than 25 years in Oakland, Macomb and surrounding counties. Providing a continuity of care approach is the focus of Crittenton Home Care. The organization strives to stand out above other agencies by providing an elite staff of qualified professionals to aid patients in their recovery process.
Both Private Duty and Certified services are provided in the privacy of each patients' home for individuals recovering from an accident, illness or those that may be entering challenging stages of life. Some of the many services Crittenton Home Care provides are: Skilled Nursing, High Tech Services, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies, Supportive Personal and Companion care. With the variety of health care issues that clients face, Crittenton Home Care's goal is to provide a comprehensive care plan to match each unique case. Crittenton Home Care's commitment is to provide cost effective, quality home care services that are individualized for the client and family.
For more information about Crittenton Home Care, visit http://www.crittentonhc.com or call 248-656-6757.
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