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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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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 (Right at Home) was excellent, on top of everything, and helpful with anything I needed. They were there. They helped fix meals, clean, and do everything. If I wanted to talk they would. They took care of everything I needed. They (caregiver) loved their job, enjoyed what they did, and they did an outstanding job. They did everything they were asked to do. If I asked for more, they were on top of it. We had a wonderful time. They cheered me up and made me feel fantastic. They were also very caring and compassionate. I am elderly, but they came quite a distance for me. They (office staff) would check up to make sure everything was going well. I kept misunderstanding the billing and they explained it to me."
Marcia L.

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"The caregiver is excellent. He is caring and is good all around. He takes care of him and his grooming, walks with him, exercises, watches over his safety, and is always on time. He gets my husband up in the morning and takes him to the pool. He is very attentive to him. He is always on time, efficient, clean, and safe. He helps me on small projects if needed, and takes him to the swimming pool and gym. They (office staff) have worked with care notes. I am able to reschedule and they'll provide a substitute caregiver. I was very specific with what I wanted, and they gave me exactly that."
Betty H.

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"They (Right at Home) are very insightful and seem to enjoy their job. They have helped in getting me to doctor's appointments, shopping, and doing chores around the house like watering the plants. They make the bed on occasion. They are very conscientious. They will help in any way they can. They are interested in helping old people and oftentimes they will inquire to know if there is something else they can do. They are always inquiring if there is anything else they can do for me."

Eldon F.

 

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

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