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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

(805) 389-5320

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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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"To you and your staff, I and my daughter Nancy, want to say a heartfelt thank you for helping us to care for Don L. - my husband and her father during the last weeks of his life. Your choice of Daisy M. as a caregiver for us was a good fit. She made herself acquainted with Don right away and he was glad to see her each time when she came. I was glad to see her too because she did so many things to help me. I wasn't aware that the commode in the bedroom could be used on top of the toilet in the bathroom to give Don handles to get up. She showed us how. I found out she was experienced with patients who have vascular dementia and short term memory loss like Don had. I have never had someone to help me before in so many ways. She always asked permission to do some cleaning and I gladly said, "yes." She cleaned the bathroom, made our bed, fixed Don's lunch, did our few dishes, took out the trash, - whatever was needed. On Don's last day she was there in the morning. She was able to get him to eat a bowl of cereal, helped to brush his teeth, gave him a shave, and combed his hair. I think she knew he was close to the end. He died "Right at Home" June 2nd at 10:40 p.m. under hospice care. God uses good people like you, your staff, and special caregivers like Daisy to be his hands and feet. May God bless you in your work."
Patsy and Nancy

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"They are very professional, on time, and they will always let me know what is going on. They help me with my mobility, with putting on my socks and shoes, and they will help with household chores. She helps me wash my legs, sweeps my porch, and helps me so I can walk with my walker. They are always very professional, take my messages, and send me to the right place when I have a question. She is very competent and has a positive attitude."
Robert L.

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"Dear David & Kristine - THANK YOU for everything you did to ease my mind, and my family's burden during my Father's decline and death. Your responsiveness to our calls, our needs and last-minute requests was simply phenomenal. Never doubt that what you do everyday matters - it made ALL the difference. I'm not sure what your process for hiring caregivers is, but whatever it is, keep doing it! Every single one of the caregivers you sent us was so kind, competent, thoughtful and knowledgeable. Wishing you all the best, and feeling so immensely grateful for your help in our time of need!"

Janet S.

 

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

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