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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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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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"We had Right at Home work and visit with my parents (who live at Edenwald in Towson) for about 3 years. We had a very good experience, the caregiver took them to lunch twice a week. Very positive, reasonably priced, and very dependable. No complaints or concerns."
Brian

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"Right at Home of Bel Air caregivers helped care for my mother for more than 5 years. We began with companion level services and progressed to 100% care. Throughout that time, my mother always received reliable and compassionate care. The owners, staff, and caregivers definitely understand the importance of providing care for a loved one. As a result, the family members are left with peace of mind that their loved one is well taken care of and safe. My family members and I will be forever grateful to Right at Home."
Mary Pat

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"I wanted to thank all the staff at Right Home for the professionalism, compassion, and genuine concern they have shown my mother, during a very challenging time in her life. All the staff, from the administration to the day to day care givers, helped ease my families mind, knowing our mother was well cared for. Thank you all again, and I would recommend The Right at Home Team to anyone."
Ray

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

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