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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

Tips for Healthy Aging

There’s no guide book for aging. After all, it’s something you only get to experience once. At Right at Home, we’ve cared for millions of seniors and have learned a few things along the way. So, we’ve compiled our knowledge into this resource section to help you and your loved ones navigate your journey.

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"We wanted to let you know that Nico is amazing, and we are so grateful for him and his skills. Calling your organization was the best decision we made and I think the only thing keeping my mom sane. What you do is so incredibly invaluable. Thank you."
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"I want to thank you for your help and the services you provided for Norm. He repeatedly told our friend on Friday evening that 'this nice young lady came to visit him, and we went for a walk and had a really nice visit.' He really liked Amy and they chatted along like old souls."
Brenda, Patient’s Family Member, Collingwood

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"Helen just left and I have to tell you how delighted I was with how caring and careful a nurse she is. She was tactful, patient and kind. Thank you so much for your efficiency, clear communication and for sending us the perfect person for the job."
Kate, Patient’s Family Member, Collingwood

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