November is National Diabetes Month, and since diabetes affects 1 in 3 Americans, I thought I’d cover it. Diabetes is complex and requires medical intervention, but there are aspects of diabetes care that we can assist with providing.

Friendly caregiver supporting an eldery lady


The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has great resources for learning more about diabetes. Managing diabetes is multi-faceted. It does not simply rely on medication or diet changes. According to the NIDDK, being active, getting quality sleep, planning nutritious meals, and not smoking can all contribute to diabetes management.

Diabetes Care with Our Caregivers

While I’ve mentioned before that caregivers cannot administer medications, but they can provide medication reminders. They can also help with meal planning, preparation, shopping, and performing any physical therapy exercises that the client has been prescribed. We document everything, so our caregivers can take note of the care they assisted with and any changes in the client’s condition. They may be able to help you navigate diet changes coming into the holidays. If you would like a caregiver with a background in aiding those with diabetes, please include that in your request for a caregiver when you talk to the office staff. We have caregivers with various different care backgrounds.

In conclusion, we have clients with a variety of conditions here at CareBuilders. This means we have experience providing for a diverse range of conditions, and we provide that proudly. Thank you for reading, and I will see you next time!