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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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"The girls who have been here have been very good. I've been able to get away for awhile and do some things that I wanted to do. It gives me a break and the caregivers who come in have been very kind and helpful to my husband. They seem to be interested, caring, and kind individuals. They were always willing to do some extra things too. They take for a walk, watch him so he doesn't fall, prepare meals, and do light housekeeping. They tell me what they have done while I've been gone, showing kind acts, looking out for my husband, and being generally a good person conversing with my husband. They are very competent and gives me the information when I ask for it. The girls who have been here have been very capable and do everything that is necessary."
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"We have had the same provider for a while and he is wonderful. The caregiver is considerate, kind, and patient. They are both older men. The caregiver is very compassionate with older people. They are very efficient and they have been very aware of my needs."
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"I like that they are very responsive when a request is made. The caregivers are very professional. I don't have any complaints. If we want to make a change, we work with the agency to introduce new activities. They help with grocery shopping. I like that they are polite and professional. I like that they are caring because they accommodate the wishes of my parents."
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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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