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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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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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"Right at Home has done so much for our family. Since my brothers and I no longer live in Chattanooga, it has been an incredible help to have Right At Home stay with our parents. Everyone at Right at Home, from the office to the caregivers is courteous, responsive and genuine. There's no higher compliment than being able to say I trust Right At Home with my family."
- AbATL

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"At first, I was concerned about bringing people into my parents home that I didn’t know. I now know that the level of professionalism and knowledge, not to mention kindness of the caregivers employed by Right at Home, is excellent. I’m so glad that I am working with them—aging is tough, and this group is helping us through it. I can count on the caregivers and, when problems arise, they are solved expeditiously. I can recommend them without hesitation."
- Lisa

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"Right at Home was such a blessing for my family. They provided care for my mother that allowed her to remain independent in her home instead of moving into an assisted living. They helped get her to and from doctor's appointments, clean her home, and make her meals. We just loved our ladies that were part of her life and are so thankful for all they provided."
- MrsPorter

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"My mom’s caregiver has been with her for over 3 months. She has developed a deep bond with mom and both care about the other every much. Even when mom was in the hospital for 4 days Courtney was right there with her when the family could not be. She also goes to all appointments with me (doctor, hair, and sometimes shopping) to make it easier for mom and me. I am very thankful for the love and support she gives our family."
-Sandra

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"The Right at Home caregivers treat my mother as a long time friend. The are very patient and kind. My mother was lonely, but not anymore. She looks forward to her caregiver spending the day with her. They do everything together from eating out and shopping to decluttering the house. My sister and I do not have the time needed during the week to spend with our mother. We are so grateful to Right at Home and highly recommend them to find your loved one the perfect friend."
- Wendy

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

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