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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.

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(319) 826-6608

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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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"They are able to take me to the doctor and help me understand what the doctor is saying. She cleans and helps me organize things."
Dorcas

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"My dad has Alzheimers, so he can be difficult to speak with, but the caregivers from Right at Home really want to talk to him engage with him personally. They also hug him when they come in."
Dwaine

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"Right at Home has made my life so much easier as far as helping me get around the stairs and in general. They also do some housekeeping for me."
George

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"The caregivers were able to make sure that he was showered, they helped him get dressed, and what he needed, they got it for him. They made sure that he was safe."
Jerry

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"The caregiver lets us know when things are running low on items and communicates well with us, which we greatly appreciate."
Kely

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"Chelsea, my mom's caregiver, takes care of taking her out for toiletries or clothing items. She helps out, doing the things the nursing home can't do."
Shirley

The most important part of a diabetes management plan is sticking to it. We’ll help keep you on track.

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