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Diabetes Care

Just as with those of advanced age, when you have diabetes, the things so many people take for granted every day can end up being unique challenges. Meal planning revolves around making sure your diet is diabetic-friendly. Keeping fit and active is even more important. And, of course, you always have to make time for testing your blood glucose levels.

What often makes this even harder is when people are diagnosed with diabetes late in life, when their day-to-day schedule has become so engrained that it’s a nearly impossible routine to break.

Fortunately, from education to training to maintenance, Right at Home caregivers can be a powerful ally helping you or your loved ones keep on top of diabetes management.

Need help right now? Call us anytime at

(617) 597-1500

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What Is Diabetes?

In a healthy person’s body, their pancreas produces a hormone called insulin, which regulates the absorption of sugars. Whenever they eat something that contains sugar, that insulin helps their body maintain a normal level of blood sugar. Diabetes develops when a person’s body becomes resistant to insulin or their pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to properly manage the amount of sugar in their blood.

That means people with diabetes have to learn to do other things to regulate their blood sugar. Without that management, they’re at risk of serious complications like heart and circulatory diseases.

How Can Right at Home Help?

Instead of trying to fit diabetes into a pre-built care plan, we’ve worked with countless adults with diabetes to develop a personalized care plan taking into account their needs and limitations at every step. This includes:
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Diabetes Education
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Meal Planning
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Exercise and Activities
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Meal Preparation
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Grocery Shopping

Diabetes Management Tips and Considerations

For elderly people especially, diabetes management is a daily, essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. In these articles, we delve into the why and how of keeping your blood sugar under control.
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"We are very pleased with our service right from the start which was our initial phone call to you. Robert is a great caregiver. We will miss him as we are moving to FL and we are looking forward to working with RAH St. Petersburg office."
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"We were really happy with the care specially with all the changes we made in hours for our mother. They were willing to be flexible."
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"I find you very responsive, very caring, and good at finding resources. Thank God for people like you that have answers."
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"Right at Home is doing a fabulous job with my dad, who recently fell and hurt his hip, and I am so appreciative. You have bailed me out of a difficult situation. Dad was resistant at first, but now says that he really likes having his helpers around!"
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"We have been very happy with the services from Right at Home that were so very professional and such high quality. We will always be grateful for the help that mom received at such a sensitive time."
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The most important part of a diabetes management plan is sticking to it. We’ll help keep you on track.

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