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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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(484) 350-3075

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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 dad had been resistant to home companions in the past so I was very nervous how he would react to the Right at Home staff. They immediately put my worries to rest. They were very gentle and nonthreatening and were able to get my dad up in the morning and take him to his day program even when he didn't want to go. It meant a lot that the homemakers agreed to meet with me prior to their first visit to my dad and I liked reading the visit log the staff filled out each day"
-Cathy 

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"Dear Ben and Paula, I want to personally thank you and all of your wonderful staff for the support that you gave to me and my family over the past few years. The quality time, professional care, and kindest that you all bestowed on my beloved father will always be appreciated. I can honestly say that my family and I could have not traveled this road alone, especially during COVID-19. Your aides were not only his caregivers, but friends. They also took me under their wings during his final days. I can still feel their comfort, hugs, smiles, and encouraging words. Your work is essential to our elderly and the families that they belong to. COVID-19 has isolated our elderly from their loved ones and this can be a very sad to all involved. Please continue your good work. It truly is essential and a benefit to so many. I speak from experience and with gratitude."
-Jackie

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"Ben, Paula and all the staff at Right at Home were professional, skilled, thorough and above all flexible. I did not realize how fluid my elderly mother's situation would be as her disease progressed. They always kept me informed, they were always reachable and they adapted readily to any changes I needed in their time with my mom. Living 1500 miles away from the situation was very difficult but this group gave me peace of mind."
-Korrine

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"I wanted to personally thank you for all the excellent care you have given to my mom, especially over the last two years. We never could have done it without you! Your aides were compassionate, caring and kind, treating my mom like a family member. We all felt comfortable leaving Mom in their care. Special thanks to Chelsea, who honored our many requests and schedule changes, to Glenda, who picked up extra shifts to help us out, and especially to LeAnn, whose gentle demeanor and caring ways made Mom feel special and cared for. Transferring Mom to Fellowship Manor was a difficult decision for all of us. Without your help, we would have done it earlier. We feel blessed that we were able to keep her at home for the past two years. Thank you again for your excellent care."

- Laura F. 

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"Can't recommend a better service. Our caregiver does a great job. We find Right at Home almost like family. We don't feel like the caregivers are strangers. They are great helpers, multi-talented cooks, cleaners and drivers. They are versatile and they match the skills to my needs. They make me feel like the most important person in the house"
-Patricia

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

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