As people advance in years, their risk of type 2 diabetes grows. Fortunately, with the right senior care, diabetes can be managed long term without inhibiting a healthy, active life.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body stops producing sufficient insulin. As a direct result, glucose remains in the blood which, if left untreated, can lead to eye, kidney, foot and nerve problems.
While diabetes can’t be cured, the right diet, exercise and medicine regime will reduce or delay serious symptoms.
Senior care diabetes plan
A member of the Always Best Care senior care team can help you to manage your diabetes day to day by:
- Encouraging you to remain active
- Monitoring what, how much and when you eat
- Monitoring your blood glucose
- Reminding you to take any medication
Senior care weight management
Excess weight can exacerbate your diabetes. To make managing your condition easier, you may consider consulting your doctor regarding a healthy, realistic weight-loss program. Your Always Best Care carer will then help you to stick with your program.
Similarly, exercise can help to reduce your blood glucose. It also offers other key benefits including increased energy, reduced stress, and lower risk of heart disease or stroke.