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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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"I like the personnel they have in the office. They help the most by taking care of my mom. I do not have to worry about my mother while I am at work. I like the way she takes care of my mother. She knows what my mother needs. They (office staff) are helpful in answering my questions and concerns. I appreciate how attentive they are to my mother's needs."
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"I chose them because it was assigned by social workers. I like everything they do for my mother. They have helped my mother's behavior improve a lot. They are very patient with my mother when it comes to helping her with her personal hygiene, cleaning the house, and cooking her meals. Every time we have a question, they answer right away. They both speak Spanish, which makes it easy."

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"I like how they have good communication and good caregivers. They have helped me with everything, like critical care issues. The caregivers are adaptable to my lifestyle, my animals, and my family. The office staff is able to get my questions answered, get my replacements when I need it, and check in on me. I appreciate how my caregivers are knowledgeable and so caring."

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

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