What You Should Know About American Diabetes Month

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November is American Diabetes Month. As a family caregiver this is the ideal opportunity for you to learn more about this disease and what you can do to help your aging loved one manage it in the best way possible should it arise during their later years. This will help you to feel more confident and prepared, so that you can continue to focus on giving your senior the highest quality of life Home-Care-in-Great-Neck-NYas they age in place.

 

Some things that you should know about American Diabetes Month include:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than 29 million people throughout the United States who are currently living with diabetes
  • This number accounts for approximately 9.3 percent of the total population of the United States
  • Of these, only around 21 million people have received a formal diagnosis of diabetes
  • Approximately 8.1 million people throughout the United States are living with diabetes but do not know it yet or have not received a proper diagnosis
  • This number means that nearly 28 percent of people who are living with diabetes have not been diagnosed
  • Around 1.25 million people are living with type 1 diabetes
  • This means that more than 28 million people are living with type 2 diabetes
  • Approximately 11.8 million Americans over the age of 64 are currently living with diabetes
  • This number accounts for both diagnosed and predicted undiagnosed cases of the disease
  • This means nearly 26 percent of the total population of elderly adults throughout the United States is suffering from diabetes
  • Nearly 1.5 million people throughout the United States are diagnosed with diabetes each year
  • Nearly 90 million Americans over the age of 20 are in a state that is known as “prediabetes”, which means that their body is nearing the point of diabetes
  • Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States
  • Upwards of 70,000 people die each year with diabetes as an underlying cause of death
  • Upwards of 235,000 people die each year with diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death

 

If your elderly loved one has recently been diagnosed with diabetes or you feel that they are not managing their condition as well as they could, now may be the ideal time for you to consider starting home care for them. An in-home senior care services provider can help your parent to better understand their condition and what they need to do to manage it, and then provide a personalized set of services that integrates those management techniques with care, support, assistance, and encouragement. Together this helps your parent to keep their diabetes in check while also maintaining as much independence, activity, and fulfillment as possible as they age in place. As a family caregiver, knowing that your parent has this level of personalized care will help you to experience less stress and know that even when you are not able to handle all of their needs, they are still in good hands.

 

If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care in Great Neck, NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!

 

Sources:

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics/2014statisticsreport.html

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Stephen Sternbach

Chief Executive Officer at Star Multi Care Services
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.

From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.

1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.

In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.

Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.