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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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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 engaged Right at Home shortly after my father moved to assisted living. With all of us living out of town, we needed some extra back-up help. RAH has provided excellent service to dad: transportation to medical appointments, bi-weekly shopping for personal items, etc. The staff in the RAH office has been highly professional and responsive in all our dealings with them. RAH has assigned a regular caregiver to dad for these errands, and he has a good and trusting relationship with her. I highly recommend RAH Perrysburg."
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"Right at Home is trustworthy and does good work. Right at Home makes my meals for me and cleans. They do whatever I need."
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"I selected Right at Home after what I think was a thorough search, interviews of staff and visitations of their business locations. Also, the BBB has no complaints registered which supported my own conclusions. After several months now of care in our home, the professionalism of our caregiver and the follow-up by the owner, I am convinced that I made the best decision. I recommend Right at Home in the most positive manner."
Jeannette

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"I selected Right at Home after what I think was a thorough search, interviews of staff and visitations of their business locations. Also, the BBB has no complaints registered which supported my own conclusions. After several months now of care in our home, the professionalism of our caregiver and the follow-up by the owner, I am convinced that I made the best decision. I recommend Right at Home in the most positive manner."
Ron

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

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