Taking care of oneself or someone else with diabetes requires consistent and careful management as well as preventive steps to ward off complications. This is especially important for frail seniors or those beginning to suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia. A well trained in-home caregiver such as at Live Free Home Health Care is prepared to provide the needed elder care assistance and can also recognize early symptoms of potential complications, bringing them to the attention of a physician before the issues become a serious problem.

Contact Live Free Home Health Care for more information on at home care of a diabetic and customized options for varying elder care needs in Central New Hampshire and the Lakes Region.

These links are provided as an educational resource for those who are interested in further information on care for one with diabetes.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer.

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about care for diabetes.

Diabetes Myths

Get the facts from the American Diabetes Association and stop misconceptions about the disease.

Avoiding Complications from Diabetes

Help prevent or delay common long-term diabetes complications with these tips found on caring.com.

Avoid Diabetes Burnout

A state in which persons grow tired of managing their disease and then simply overlook it for a period of time, or worse, forever, is referred to as “diabetes burnout.” Learn tactics to alleviate stress.

 

Interactive Guide to Food Labels

Use this interactive guide to the Nutrition Facts label from the Mayo Clinic to help understand what you’re eating so that you can make healthier choices.

Eating to Prevent and Control Diabetes

Read these tips from HelpGuide regarding a diabetic diet and learn how to better manage your health.

 

Easy Way to Make Healthier Food Choices

The American Diabetes Association explains a simple way to “create your plate” for healthier food choices by using a 50/25/25 concept: 50 percent non-starchy vegetables, 25 percent starchy foods and 25 percent meat or meat substitutes along with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk. The site also includes a helpful video.

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