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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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(209) 579-9445

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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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"We were referred to them by the VA. They do a super job and they are nice. They are very attentive and helpful. They help him shower and get cleaned up. I can't really handle him very well, so it helps me too. I really like Patricia because she is a cool person. She takes care of my husband by cleaning and giving him breakfast. She cleans the dishes and picks up after him and gives him showers. I know she is really caring and she notices different things about my husband. She gives me ideas about when I need to call a doctor or a nurse. They seem like they are doing the right things to help us. She knows his character and she knows how to handle him. She is always on the happy side."
Rosemary - Client's Wife

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"They seem like they're really focused. They stay busy and take care of my loved one very well. I appreciate the fact that they come and help my loved one bathe. They make meals and make sure that they loved one is fed. They assist with keeping the house squared away. It's like having another family member available. She's very open to input and follows directions very well. She's very respectful and she always gives positive output. She does laundry. She takes great care of him. She helps him with all his hygiene. She listens to his war stories, and she is very understanding about his hearing and memory loss. She goes right along with it and takes that in stride. She even soaks his feet. He's a disabled American veteran and had foot injuries in Korea. It really soothes him and makes him feel good when she soaks his feet."
Mary Lou C.

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"I like the efficiency and they way the caregivers interact with my loved one. They have helped him the most by providing the services that are needed in the household. They help him with dressing, grooming, and feeding. The caregivers are on time, courteous and polite. They go above and beyond by taking initiative. The caregivers help him with cooking his food. They help by coordinating, ironing and washing his clothes. The caregivers show me that they care by taking care of him. They care about me as well. The office staff calls me to help coordinate the hours and to see if my husband has been home from the hospital or not. They are concerned about his well-being. I appreciate that the caregivers are compassionate."
Christine F.

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

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