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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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(559) 228-8918

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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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"My helper is always on time and she does just about anything that I need. I could not ask for a better helper. I could not do this without them. They help me dress, help with meal prep, and help me shower. Adraina (caregiver) is always on time and she works really hard. She helps me shower, gets my meals ready, and she will do anything that I need her to do. She loves doing what she is doing and she is so kind. I could not ask for a better helper. She is here to help with whatever I need, whenever I need it. They (office staff) are great. Any time we call, they help us out and they are wonderful staff. " - Jeannette "
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"They are punctual and handy. They help by doing chores and by keeping me on my appointments. They are punctual and take good care of me. They take good care of me by making my lunch. I have them housekeep, and they provide my meals. I feel good around them. They keep me up on the medication."
Jesus R.

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"I would tell a friend that they (Right at Home Fresno) are very willing to do what needs to be done. They've helped the most with communication and keeping up with everything. She (caregiver) is always here early, she always has something to do, she stays busy and she stays available. She will do everything. She helps with meals, laundry, and changing the sheets. She reminds him of the medications that he needs to take. She is very interested in his well-being. She is willing to help and she offers suggestions. I like how any time there is a schedule change or any kind of thing they (office staff) are concerned about, they will call right away."
Wendy C.

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

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