My grandmother is 88 and has had hand tremors for most of her life. She is also diabetic and requires four insulin shots a day.
- 9am (10 units)
- 12pm (8 units)
- 6pm (10 units)
- 9pm (12 units of Lantus).
Because of her hand tremors, she isn't able to give herself her own shots. Up until recently, we have, as a family, been able to rotate our schedules in order to accommodate her. But now, her care has been too much for us to handle and short of sending her to a nursing home, I am wondering if you all have other options.
So far, I've made a call to her diabetes specialist and asked if there's a way to reduce the number of shots or if there are other sorts of insulin that she could take or if there's a new method (new technology) that could help her administer her dosage herself even with shaky hands (orally or rectally or a patch, I don't know). The doctor will get back to me next week.
I pose the same questions to the fine people on this forum here as well. Could you please educate me on insulin in general as well? I didn't even know there were different kinds of insulin.