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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 any time at

(718) 884-4663

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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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"Enrie and Georgina were incredibly responsive to the needs of our family. With all adult children living far away from our 90 year old father, determined to stay at home and exercise his autonomy, Right at Home provided excellent service and understanding. His caregivers became his friends but safety was always paramount."
Melinda M.

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"You provided me with the answers I needed and were there to take care of all my needs. Thank you. The caregivers are very caring, and the owner -- Enrie -- is always willing to find a solution."
Elaine

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"They are reliable and extremely effective. They’re on time and friendly. Able to meet family according to schedule and is compassionate and knowledgeable. They’re very pleasant to work with."
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"Enrie was very pleasant and she helped me a great deal. She gave me very nice people to work with me. Also she worked around my schedule."
Miriam S.

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"Right at Home provided excellent and professional care for me. Home aides were efficient, knowledgeable, and frequently anticipated my needs. Their assistance helped me on the road to recovery after surgery. Enrie, the director of RAH, was superb!"
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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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