Diabetes Care at Home in Alton and Bordon
We support Clients to manage their diabetes and live an otherwise normal lifestyle.
How can a diabetes-related care plan help you?
In the UK, there are more than 2.5 million residents living with diabetes. If you are amongst this population and living in Alton or Bordon, we can help you manage this disease with our local diabetes professional care services.
At Right at Home, our CareGivers understand how important it is for adults with diabetes to live independently. Our Carers in Alton & Bordon can offer this support and have experience in managing diabetes at all stages. We can offer homecare for people who have been recently diagnosed and need help preparing for lifestyle changes. We also help with long-term management and support with any health complications that may arise.
Our Alton & Bordon-based team will create a personalised diabetes care plan to suit you. Each plan will incorporate some or all of our specialist services:
- Education of what affects blood glucose levels
- Coordination of a healthy meal plan
- Development of a light exercise schedule
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders/set-up/administration
Get in touch with our Alton & Bordon Right at Home team to discuss the benefits of diabetes homecare management.
Laurie C | Daughter of Client
"My mum and I have found Right at Home to be a very caring, considerate and professional service. They have responded quickly to our needs and requests and have helped with setting up the very best care package. An excellent service."
Defining a diabetes care plan
Our team of specialist diabetes CareGivers in Alton & Bordon will work with you and your support network to select a personalised set of homecare services. We’ll make sure that you are involved in the decision-making process every step of the way, to ensure you feel comfortable and reassured.
We also recommend that you talk to your doctor and your loved ones, as they will want to understand your care plan.
Reach out to our friendly team in Alton & Bordon to discuss the right diabetes homecare and management for your needs.
What are the first signs of being a diabetic?
If you’re awaiting a diagnosis and planning ahead for potential diabetes care, it’s important to know which symptoms to look out for.
Early symptoms of diabetes often include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Increased urination
- Excessive thirst and a dry mouth
You may also experience increased hunger, blurred vision and even a numb or tingling sensation in your feet. These symptoms can cause discomfort and distract you from your daily routine.
Speak to your healthcare professionals to confirm the type of diabetes you have before getting in touch with our team in Alton & Bordon to discuss a diabetes care plan.
In the meantime, read our guide to Health Awareness, to help you spot any warning signs early.
Can you live a normal life with diabetes?
Many Clients and loved ones across Alton & Bordon approach our specialist team to ask: ‘how does diabetes affect a person’s life?’.
Most people can live an entirely normal life whilst managing their diabetes. Though, of course, as with any diagnosis, everyone responds to the condition slightly differently.
For many people with diabetes, management can be simple. Making careful food choices and maintaining a consistent diet and exercise routine go a long way.
We recognise that a “normal life” may look different for everyone. That’s why our Alton & Bordon-based team of CareGivers work closely with all Clients to define a tailored care plan.
What are the effects of diabetes?
The impact of diabetes on a person’s life can vary dramatically. Many of our clients in Alton & Bordon experience extreme fatigue as the most common effect of their condition.
With the appropriate care and management, diabetes may have fairly minimal effects on your day-to-day life. However, a lack of care can result in serious health complications related to diabetes mellitus.
Common side effects of diabetes include:
- Foot ulcers
- Cardiovascular complications
- Kidney disease
- Impaired vision
- Gum disease and dental issues
- Nerve damage
Right at Home Alton & Bordon care plans are designed to help you manage the disease and prevent negative side effects.
If you do face additional health complications, we can adjust your homecare service to meet your new requirements.
Diabetes information and resources
- More than 4.9 million people in the UK have diabetes and 13.6 million people are now at increased risk of type 2 diabetes in the UK
- Almost 25 percent of people over the age of 65 have diabetes.
- More than 90 percent of diabetics have Type 2 diabetes.
- For a great resource on diabetes health, visit the Living with Diabetes section at Diabetes UK.
- Hampshire Paediatric Diabetes Group
Chat to a member of Right at Home Alton & Bordon to benefit from our long-standing experience, supporting Clients with diabetes.
Our Trusted Services
Families just like yours, trust and rely on Right at Home to provide high-quality homecare services for their loved ones. We offer a wide range of services to support Clients to remain living safely and independently in the comfort of their own home.
Caring for a loved one who has specialist needs can be overwhelming but Right at Home can provide respite.
How to Prepare for Homecare
How to Prepare for Homecare
Homecare covers a whole range of services enabling you to continue living in the comfort of your own home.
Funding and Planning
We understand that choosing care can be difficult, that’s why we try and support you to make the process as simple as possible.