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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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A caregiver talks to her patient, an elderly woman, about diabetic meal preparation while they unpack groceries. A caregiver talks to her patient, an elderly woman, about diabetic meal preparation while they unpack groceries.

What Is Diabetes?

In a healthy person’s body, the pancreas produces a hormone called insulin, which regulates the absorption of sugars. Whenever they eat something that contains sugar, insulin helps them 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, and damage to the eyes and kidneys. Diabetics must take steps every day to manage the disease to lower their risk of health complications.

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 overall health and diabetic 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

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