What You Should Know about Artificial Sweeteners If You Have Diabetes

parkinson care calabasas a-1 home careIt’s common practice for persons with Diabetes to use sugar substitutes in their diet.  These artificial sweeteners help satisfy your sweet tooth while reducing your calorie and carbohydrate intake.  A-1 Home Care recommends consuming sweeteners that are tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make sure they are safe for your elderly loved one.  A list of popular brands includes Sweet One, Nutrasweet, Equal, Sweet & Low, N’Joy and Splenda.

Quick Facts:

  • The FDA has determined an acceptable daily intake (ADI) for each product.
  • Carefully follow specific instructions on packages for recipes using sugar substitutes.
  • There are six (6) types of sweeteners, of which Aspartame is the least beneficial for Diabetics. Aspartame is found in NutraSweet and
  • Artificial sweeteners have been linked to obesity
  • High amounts of sweeteners raise blood sugar levels
  • Sugar substitutes are counterproductive to your weight loss efforts

Preparing meals for an elderly loved one requires much attention to detail, and if you’re too tired from a long day at work, you might do a disservice to your loved one if you haphazardly shop for groceries without reading labels or fail to follow dietary recommendations.  A-1 Home Care provides 24 hour in-home care assistance for the seniors with Diabetes.  You can enjoy an extra pair of hands and feet around the house as the caregiver cooks, cleans, administers insulin, and provides personal care for your loved one.  Kick back and relax with your loved one as you spend quality time rather than performing menial chores.

About A-1 Home Care in Century City

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency providing high quality Diabetes Care to seniors and their families all over Century City.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has won the hearts of our clients for over two decades, which makes us the preferred home care agency in Southern California.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care protects your elderly loved ones from scam artists, predators, theft and fraud.  Every caregiver is screened thoroughly for their criminal background and DMV records.  All professional references are verified.

For Diabetic Care you can trust and count on, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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Prevent Serious Diabetes Complications with 24-Hour In-Home Care in Century City

24 hour care in monrovia a1 home careThe pancreas is a gland that’s part of your digestive system, and it’s primarily responsible for producing hormones and enzymes that break down food.  Its critical function is to control blood sugar levels in your body, but if you have a family history of Type 1 Diabetes, you may be diagnosed with it in early childhood or your late 30s/early 40s.  Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, a health condition in which your pancreas’ beta cells are destroyed, thereby reducing or eliminating the supply of insulin in your bloodstream which regulates the level of sugar.   If you need 24-hour home care services for your loved ones with Diabetes, A-1 Home Care offers the best in-home support services in Century City and all of LA County.

Round-the-Clock Diabetic Monitoring

Under the supervision of a registered nurse, A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse aides will assist your elderly loved ones in monitoring insulin levels and establishing exercise routines.  You can count on delicious meals at least three times a day per the doctor’s orders while enjoying the benefits of round-the-clock in-home assistance with chores like light housekeeping, chores, cleaning, bathing, grooming, personal care and transportation for social visits and medical appointments anywhere in Century City and beyond.  If glucose levels are not monitored and controlled, diabetes can develop other complications such as neuropathic complications, macrovascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, hypoglycemia and increased risk of infections.  Comorbid conditions like Alzheimer’s make it difficult for seniors to accurately gauge their own blood sugar levels, so it is best to have a live-in caregiver to help while you’re away at work.

About A-1 Home Care in Century City

A-1 Home Care has a longstanding reputation with seniors and their families everywhere in Los Angeles County, from Century City to Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured elder care agency providing affordable 24-hour and live-out senior care services.  You can also benefit from a variety of other in-home care services such as traveling companion care, post-surgery care, overnight care, and more.  High quality live-in diabetic care can be financed through our easy financing options, and we also accept Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

To hire a caregiver today, call (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City,

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Century City Elders Receive Diabetic Care Amid Holiday Food Fun

Having diabetes can be difficult during any time of the year—but even more so during the holidays, when sweet treats and decadent delights fill the house with sweet aromas and full tummies.

At A-1 Home Care, diabetic seniors can enjoy their holidays as well as their taste buds when the helping hands and golden heart of a specialized caregiver comes out to the comfort of the home with the most practical diabetic care services available for any season of the year—including one as festive as this!

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The senior care specialists at A-1 Home Care also provide caregiving solutions that include:

  • assistance with household duties including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation that’s low in sugar
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and insulin assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care also provides cancer care, multiple sclerosis care, and respite care for stressed-out family caregivers, bringing elders to a place of constant comfort at a convenient cost. A-1 Home Care is proud to reach out with its home care services to seniors from all different ethnic backgrounds and economic influences that include Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

If you would like to find out more about the caregiver solutions available at A-1 Home Care this holiday season, then contact a compassionate caregiver at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring communities in Marina Del Rey, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Hermosa Beach.

Seniors In Century City Receive Diverse Diabetic Care Solutions

Having diabetes can be a real pain, as you often have to deal with inconvenient insulin needles at odd hours of the day just to feel OK about your blood sugar levels and overall health.

At A-1 Home Care in Century City, our caregivers provide leading diabetic care solutions to seniors from all walks of life, including Jewish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European, as our caregivers continually exemplify what it means to be the best— while leaving behind the rest.

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Our compassionate elder care experts provide diabetic care services in the comfort of the home that include:

  • assistance with household chores including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meals that are always low in sugar
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and insulin assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care additionally offers heart attack care, respite care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and much more. It’s this dedication to providing the most comprehensive care services available anywhere in Los Angeles and Orange County that has allowed A-1 Home Care to remain the most trusted caregiver agency out there.

If you would like to have more information about the in-home care options that have led the way in Southern California for more than 20 years and counting, then call a compassionate caregiver today at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care proudly serves nearby communities that include Culver City, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles.

After Surgery Care Options Abound For Seniors In Century City

With advancing age comes an advancing risk for injuries and ailments, some of which require surgery to be fully overcome. In the case of seniors who remain in the hospital for a period of time following a surgical procedure, what after surgery care options are available?

At A-1 Home Care in Century City, seniors who are predicted to remain in the hospital for a period of time following a recent surgery can experience lasting comfort with the helpful hands of friendly caregivers available today who are ready and willing to serve. Each caregiver on staff provides assistance to people of all different socioeconomic backgrounds, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, providing only the most affordable caregiving services found anywhere.

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The elder care experts at A-1 Home Care even provide caregiving solutions from the comfort of the home that include:

  • help with household chores like vacuuming, dish-washing, bed-making, and laundry
  • help with yard work and gardening tasks like raking leaves and watering plants
  • help with dressing, grooming, bathing, and other personal services
  • preparation of delicious and nutritious meals
  • medication reminders and administration
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and social engagements
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care additionally offers caregiving services like cancer care, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) care, and diabetic care. This continued excellence in providing such diversity in caregiving has helped A-1 Home Care retain the distinction as being the non-medical home care agency of choice in Los Angeles and Orange County.

For more information on the most affordable caregiving services available in Century City and surrounding areas, contact a helpful caregiver at A-1 Home Care today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring communities across Southern California, including Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Malibu, and Brentwood.