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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

(423) 803-2898

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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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"Right at Home was there to take care of my mother when I needed them most. Without the their loving and experienced caregivers I doubt we could have made it though. Thank you for all you did for my mother and family!!!"
-Bill B. in Ooltewah

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"Right at Home was a God Send! The staff was so accommodating and kind as this was a new season of life for my Dad after hip surgery. We needed someone to to be there to help with the transition from Siskin to home. Again, they provided just the perfect person, Dee! She was a wonderful caregiver to Dad and treated him with respect and went above and beyond to make Dad feel special and cared for. I cannot thank Right Care enough for their professionalism wrapped with tender loving care. We were blessed to be a part of their family. I highly recommend Right at Home!!"
-Brenda L in Hixson

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"Staff are all very helpful. Everyone has been great at communicating and following up. Really nice group of people to work with. You can tell they are doing with that do for the right reasons."
-Kim D. in Ooltewah

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"The agency Provides an aide for 8 hrs. 5 days a week. The staff arrives in uniform on time and follows a prescribed protocol. We have a daily meeting with the aide to look at the schedule for the day and goals. I talk by phone with the office to communicate successfully, goals and needs. the caregivers are wonderful. Agency is extremely responsive and helpful."
-Louis B. in East Brainerd

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"This has been the greatest thing we could have ever found for our family. My mother suffers from Dementia and we needed daily care for her, but did not want to put her in an assisted living facility. We wanted her to remain at her home. When we found Right at Home the caregiving has been incredible. The caregivers that we utilize treat my mother as if she were their own mother. They have a way of calming her when she gets excited or confused. They care for her every need."
-Tony P. in East Brainerd

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"For the past several weeks my Mother, 91, had been going down hill very fast. My family contracted with Right At Home to provide care for my mom. We did not know what to expect. However, the services provided far exceeded our expectations. They came in twice a day to provide care as needed. The evening caretaker spent time getting to know mom and dad, prayed with them and became a really good friend to is all. If you are looking for a caretaker service for your family, We were well pleased from the first meeting to the last day of service! With Right At Home, you will not go wrong!!"
-Wally R. in Hixson

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

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