As a caregiver, whether you’re a child, relative, or professional who takes care of an elderly, it’s important to know the ins and outs of their health. This is especially true if they have serious and chronic conditions that may compromise their health.
For elderly people with diabetes, it it important that their condition is properly managed throughout all aspects of their lives, such as activities and diet.
Below are tips that you can use for controlling diabetes in the elderly.
Tips for Controlling Diabetes in the Elderly
1. Be informed. The more you know about your elderly’s diabetes, the better you can take care of them. Know what type of diabetes they have and know all about diabetes signs, symptoms, effects and maintenance.
2. Know the ABCs. Diabetes maintenance is geared towards controlling the ABCs of diabetes:
- A1C (blood glucose average)
- Blood pressure
3. Maintain diabetes-friendly diet. Make sure they eat healthy food, controlled portions of lean meat and poultry, foods with less to no fat and salt, high-fiber foods.
4. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Encourage them to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity everyday, even if it is just walking. Help them to quit smoking and other vices.
5. Get regular care. Get regular check-ups to help prevent worse-case scenarios as well as for doctors to identify any potential problems before they arise.
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