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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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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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"When I described the type of caregiver I need, they search through who they have to make the appropriate fit. They have made it so she is more independent. She has been able to live in the assisted living for longer than she would have been able to. They do physical transfers in and out of the wheelchair. They accompany her to activities. They reminisce with her. They are very communicative about who is coming. If there is a change in the schedule, they let me know. The owner will introduce the caregiver. They are very professional."
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"They were very responsive and got back to me. If they have to change schedules or something, they will let us know. They provided company for her, which was very nice for her. They would get her to bed, change her, and just be a friend to her. They got back to me when I needed them to. The office was there for 24 hours a day, so I knew I could always get in contact with someone."
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"They're very responsive and reacted very quickly. It was only one night, but it was needed right then and there. It was given right away. We needed a body to help him get to the restroom and watch him through the night. They were very responsive and came quickly. I looked for physical strength, knowledge, and empathy."
John R.

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

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