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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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(317) 995-4379

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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 handicapped sister, Sally, was completely bedridden and lived with my 92 year mother. I couldn’t chance that people would not show up to care for her. Right at Home stepped up to the plate and made sure that someone was there for Sally on a routine basis at home and even at vulnerable times such as when she was hospitalized ... They were sensitive to the overall needs of the ‘household’, and gave me peace of mind that care would be provided in absence of a responsible family member being on site . They also made an extra effort to choose the caregivers that provided the best match to meet her needs . This was a most important consideration in entrusting my sister’s care to Right at Home , and for that I am ever grateful ."
Karin, Indiana

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"Right at Home was a life saver for us. Our father was a resident at Northridge Gracious Retirement Living in Fishers, Indiana, and we were able to keep him there even when he started needing help with some of his everyday activities. He was able to stay independent, and we had the peace of mind that he wasn’t trying to do things that were putting him at risk. When we had to put him on hospice for the last 7 weeks of his life Right at Home Indianapolis North caregivers were right there with services and lots of moral support. "
Diane, Fishers, IN

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"I wish to thank Right at Home and all of the staff that afforded my Aunt Betty the care, comfort, and peace in her final days of her life. I am pleased with the care and kindness that the companion sitters gave to Betty. Had she been able to, I'm sure she would have thanked the sitters herself. Thank you all again."
David G., Carmel, IN

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

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