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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

(336) 760-7131

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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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"We were visiting in Winston Salem and had unexpected needs with my father. Jackie Brewer was willing to come on short notice and on a weekend to evaluate my father. She was also able to find an available caretaker. My father was very happy with his care and felt very much better. Right at Home helped us turn a near disaster into a happy weekend."
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"The fact that the caregiver was matched so well with my father made it so much easier to accept a stranger into his home. We had anticipated that my father wouldn't like anyone who came, but he really likes his caregiver. She did everything we asked her to do, and was very pleasant and friendly. She took him to a doctor's appointment one day, which was a blessing to me. I usually take him but this appt was spur-of-the-moment, and she got him there without missing a beat. I highly recommend Right at Home."
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"Right at Home literally live up to it's name. The agency leadership staff Shanita and Kaitlyn were the face and voice prior to the services being implemented, They are very professional and went beyond my expectations to find the appropriate staff to service the special and demanding needs of my father. I am truly satisfied with this agency and also with open communication of being informed. I rate them 5 stars."
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"The caregivers are so nice ... They just help us with anything we need. The office staff is also great. I appreciate that they always return phone calls timely."
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"Right at Home has been a life saver for our family! They have been incredibly responsive and flexible as we needed to arrange care for our elderly parents. Initially, after a fall that required emergency surgery, we needed overnight hospital care for our father. Now that he is back home, we have transitioned to in-home care to help both of our parents with daily tasks and challenges. The kind folks at Right at Home have helped us through every phase. Because of the skilled and flexible care provided by the Right at Home nurses, our parents are comfortable and safe in their own home. We are beyond grateful! "
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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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