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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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(631) 509-1409

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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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"Christine and Francesca with Right at Home Eastern LI were both a big help to me. I am now able to walk without the aid of a cane and am driving my car. I really feel independent. Our daughter is here for 2 weeks and then family will be here for thanksgiving. Thank you for all your help."
Barbara K.

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"Right at Home is a very fitting name for this organization as that is exactly how they make the individuals entrusted in their care feel. The owner and the entire staff are nothing less than professional, kind and caring. "
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"They've made my experience positive by being very helpful when my mom needed different changes in services. I would tell a friend that they're very efficient and helpful."
Lisa C.

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"They've made my life easier by because I can count on the caregiver to take care of my mom for me. I would tell a friend that they're caring, prompt, and through. They don't just do what needs to be done. They go above and beyond in making sure that their clients are well cared for."
Pam D.

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"Amber came into our lives with very little prior knowledge of us or her patient Barbara. She quietly stepped into the house and with efficiency and a smile did what was needed - cooked, cleaned, made meals, shopped, and most of all was a steady companion for Barbara who was recovering from abdominal cancer surgery. Amber engaged pleasantly with both Barbara and other family members and took Barbara for walks around the farm."
Patsy T.

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"Right at Home provided a very sweet and compassionate caregiver. She was willing to do anything I needed with a smile. Right at Home followed up often to make sure I was pleased and had whatever I needed. I have already recommended their service to neighbors."
Sue

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

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