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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

(818) 956-5905

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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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Hear What Others Are Saying

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"My experience has been that they (Right at Home) are good and experienced people. They do a good job, they are attentive, and they try to help. I can't do things like stand very long so cleaning the house is difficult. They do all of that. I just got a new worker last time and she seems to be good so far. They do everything that needs to be done and they do a good job of it. They even do things that I haven't asked them to do. They wash dishes and do laundry. It is all good. They are kind, considerate and pleasant. We can talk when we have time. They seem like they care. They (Right at Home office staff) are very good. They are always available to help and they get back to me right away. They will do whatever they can to accommodate any of my requests. They are attentive, considerate, and look for things to do. They do a good job."
Gary L.

Hear What Others Are Saying

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"I like the caregiver because she's really nice. The caregiver helps clean, cook, and she even listens to me. She does really good work, and there's never a problem when I ask her to do something. She does it. I'm picky with how the housekeeping is done, and she does a good job helping me to get it done. She's excellent with helping me. I have really bad feet because of my diabetes, and does a great job helping me. She puts my medication on my feet and also reminds me to take my medication. She also referred me to a great new doctor. She cooks my dinner for me. She listens to me and my bawling, and she even celebrates with me when I start to improve and show progress. The office staff is great! Even when I call on the weekends, they are available to me, no matter what, which I didn't expect. Also, they me switch my schedule because it worked better for me."
Ome B.

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"I like their caregivers and the way they deal with my loved one. They provide the service and it helps me. We live in different states, so it is a benefit that they can provide good service. They are there everyday and they satisfy my sisters needs even when she is difficult at times. They help her with her medication and assist with hygiene. They show they care in the way they talk to her and how they encourage her. They don't give up on her when she is stubborn. They motivate her. They keep me informed of changes and they communicate about my sisters behavior with a proactive approach. I love the way they communicate with her. They are consistent in trying to get her to do what she needs to do. They are very encouraging and they are always trying to meet her halfway or more."
Ken P. - brother of client

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

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