Sacramento, California
3400 Cottage Way, STE G5, Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 260-0654
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Tips for Managing Diabetes

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care in Sacramento, California.

Steps to Managing Diabetes

Learn how in-home care can help seniors live healthy and manage diabetes. 

Type 2 diabetes is a common disease among people 65 and older and is caused by both genetics and lifestyle factors. But there are actions that can keep diabetes in check or reduce the risk of it developing. Following a healthy eating plan, being physically active, and keeping weight under control are all part of a diabetes prevention/treatment strategy. 

At Comfort Keepers in Sacramento, we help seniors manage their diabetes, starting with nutrition. Whether it’s a prescribed special diet or a healthier meal plan, our caregivers, called Comfort Keepers®, work with clients to ensure they get the proper nourishment to promote disease prevention, healing, and healthy living in the Sacramento Metro area.

Physical exercise is crucial for reducing the risk of and controlling diabetes, so Comfort Keepers encourage and facilitate physician-approved activity while providing mobility support as needed for safety and security.

We believe in Elevating the Human Spirit by providing veterans with both assistance and daily moments of joy. When our diabetic clients struggle with poor eyesight, we provide safe, dependable transportation to grocery stores, senior centers, doctor’s offices and even family gatherings all around the Sacramento area. And if medication is required, we can assist with reminders to ensure care plans stay on track. 

In-home diabetes assistance

While diabetes is common among the older U.S. population, following proactive strategies can help reduce the risk of serious health complications such as nerve, kidney, and heart damage. In-home care from Comfort Keepers® can help your veterans manage their diabetes and live well.

Healthy nutrition

Plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, limited refined and added sugars, and moderate portion sizes can help keep blood sugar —and the waistline!—under control. Comfort Keepers® can assist clients with grocery shopping, meal preparation, healthy snacks and overall nutrition assistance to support diabetes management

Regular exercise

From walking to resistance training, stretching to swimming, exercise of all kinds can help lower blood sugar and boost sensitivity to insulin to keep blood sugar within a normal range. Comfort Keepers are experienced in helping veterans engage in condition-appropriate, physician-approved physical activity that can help reduce excess weight, decrease blood pressure and reduce stress levels.

When diabetics exercise just 30 minutes a day, five days per week, they can realize an incredible difference in both their physical and psychological health. 

A holistic approach

Interactive Caregiving™ is our approach to care that focuses on the mind, body, nutrition, and safety of our clients. When our Comfort Keepers plan a day’s activities, they keep these four mainstays in mind. 

Caregivers work together with clients to accomplish tasks, tasks that stir memories, stimulate thought and build a sense of pride. 

“Doing for” may get the task done, but “doing with” boosts spirits and brings joy. It’s a holistic approach that Elevates the Human SpiritSM and ensures our clients are cared for from every angle, so they can take an active approach to life.

If you have a senior loved one in Sacramento, CA, who may benefit from diabetes management, contact us at (916) 260-0654 to learn more about how in home care can help them stay safe and independent at home.