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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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(605) 275-0070

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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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"The girls that come here joke with me, and they brought me a funny birthday present. They are very dependable, and I trust them. I physically cannot stand. I trust them completely to get me around."
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"My caregiver, Judy, is really nice. She cleans my apartment for me, which is a real hardship for me if I have to do it. She keeps me out of pain."
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"They interact with my wife and visit with her. It is very nice. They take her for a ride once in a while and will go on a walk. They interact well with her.""
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"She asks questions on what I might need today verses what she did a couple days ago, because things change on a daily basis."
Robert

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"I have her do the things I am unable to do anymore. She is a big help and I would not be home without her. She calls me in between visits to see if I need anything and make sure that I am happy."
Val

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"If I have doctor's appointments and the caregivers are to come that day, they work around to schedule it so I still get the care and they will come earlier or later."
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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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