Diabetes Care at Home: Living an Independent Life with Diabetes

We support Clients to manage their diabetes and live an otherwise normal lifestyle.

How can a diabetes-related care plan help you?

There are more than 2.5 million residents of the UK living with diabetes. If you are amongst this population, our diabetes professional care services can help you to manage this disease.

At Right at Home, our team of specialist Carers support adults with diabetes to live independently. 

Our CareGivers are experienced with diabetes management 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.

We’ll create a personalised diabetes care plan to suit you, incorporating 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
  • Shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders/set-up/administration

Contact your local Right at Home team to discuss the benefits of diabetes home care management. 

Here’s just one review of our diabetes professional care and support:

Client petting a cow

"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."

Laurie C | Daughter of Client

Defining a diabetes care plan

When it comes to choosing the right level of homecare for your diabetes, we’ll take a very tailored approach. We recommend that you talk to your doctor and your loved ones, as they will also want to understand your care plan. 

Our team of specialist diabetes CareGivers will work with you and your support network to select a personalised set of homecare services. You’ll be involved in the decision-making every step of the way, to ensure you feel comfortable and reassured. 

Get in touch with your friendly local team to discuss the right diabetes homecare and management for your needs.

Diabetes FAQs

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
  • Fatigue

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 to discuss a diabetes care plan.

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 approach our specialist team to ask: ‘how does diabetes affect a person’s life?’. As with any diagnosis, everyone responds to the condition slightly differently. But, yes, most people can live an entirely normal life whilst managing their diabetes. 

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 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. With proper care and management, diabetes may have fairly minimal effects on your day-to-day life. However, a lack of appropriate 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
  • Stroke
  • Nerve damage
  • Fatigue

Our diabetes care plans are designed to help you manage the disease and prevent negative side effects. However, if you do face additional health complications, we can adjust your homecare service to meet your new requirements. You may want to read about our personal care and stroke rehabilitation services.

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.

Speak to a member of your local Right at Home team to benefit from our long-standing experience, supporting Clients with diabetes.

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