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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.

Need help right now? Call us any time at

(631) 815-5717

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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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"Right at Home is providing care for my parents. They provide caring service from the office to the exceptional caregivers that are working with my parents. The caregivers are professional and flexible. They have outstanding follow through on all questions and problems I have. I would recommend them to anyone who needs home care."
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"Right at Home provides quality services with people who truly care about their clients. Mr & Mrs Gagliano and Margaret are all wonderful people. They explained homecare to my mom and I since we were new to the process. They provided us with wonderful aide, Brittaney. My mom loves her. She is truly godsend to us."
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"Right at Home is providing care to my mother who has recently been diagnosed with cancer The caregiver, Carmen in particular, have been outstanding. The management has been professional, extremely flexible and secure. I would highly recommend Right at Home."
Rick W.

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"From the first phone call to RAH, I sensed the caring and concern for both mom and myself. This was followed up by a home visit where mom was evaluated and an appropriate care plan was developed. Next, I was introduced to a lovely young caregiver who has been with mom for several months. She is cheerful, reliable, attentive and caring. The lines of communication have remained open with all parties involved. I would highly recommend this agency."
Susan

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"Right at Home has exceeded my expectations. My mother had returned home after a 2-month stay in a nursing home rehabilitating her broken hip. When I contacted RAH, they eased any concerns I had about her as a senior citizen making a smooth transition. They explained how they would address her needs on daily basis. So far, all of the aides have been courteous and professional. Right at Home has made my mother feel comfortable and that makes all the difference."
Tim

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

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