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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

(845) 762-5557

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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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"I would definitely recommend them even though I have not had the care for that long. They have helped me the most by taking me to the store and to the hair dresser. They are going to start taking me to exercise."
Bernadette

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"First of all, the owner of the company will come periodically to check on us and call us every once in a while. He is very easy to work with. The caregiver that comes for my loved one is very good to him. For me, it alleviates some tension so that I can have some time for my self."
Josephine

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"The level of care that Right at Home has provided for my mom has been outstanding. She has had a primary caregiver plus a few substitutes and they have all been quality people. We have had in home care as well as a travel companion for my son's wedding, and we have always been pleased. The owner is hands on and always available. I highly recommend this company."
Steven L.

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"I have worked with Right At Home for 9 years. They provide services for my residents. We find their employees to be friendly, courteous and very helpful to our residents and their families. They provide home care that makes our residents feel Right at Home."
Amy

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"Right at Home has tailored their care to my Mother's needs and has been extremely adaptive and flexible. The Caregivers are really fantastic. Very patient, friendly, and professional. Scott and the team are always there when you need them, and it makes a huge difference that my mother gets such a high level of quality care."
Logan S.

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

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