What if I need Diabetes Care
In American culture, fast food is king. Like many others around the nation, Burlingame residents live constantly on-the-go and want something to quick to eat that also tastes good. However, a consistent diet of unhealthy foods and physical inactivity leading to weight gain could increase your chances for diabetes. In addition, diabetes can increase feelings of depression (1).
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that requires regular monitoring and discipline of the body and mind. It’s a common disease that affects more than 29 million Americans, according to a “National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 (based on health data from 2012)” report (2). But it’s not impossible to live with this disease, especially with proper diabetes care.
Healthy Living for SeniorsFor seniors, there are additional considerations and concerns surrounding a diagnosis and life with diabetes. If your loved one has limited mobility, it will be more difficult to get exercise, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. A stimulating walk on a treadmill or outdoors is ideal, but stretching is also a viable option for improving balance, relieving tension / built-up stress and potentially helping those with high blood glucose levels (3 & 4).
Nutrition is also a very important factor in diabetes care. Seniors who have diabetes will especially benefit from assistance from services like those offered by NuevaCare home care. Our experienced team knows how to prepare healthy meals that will make your loved one AND his / her doctor happy. Planning nutritious meals takes time and energy and we can assist your Burlingame senior with handling all the details like shopping, preparing, cleaning up and more. We want your mealtimes to be fun and something to look forward to each day!
What should you eat or avoid if you have diabetes?
- Avoid highly sugared drinks like soda pop or lemonade (5)
- Eat high-protein food like fish and seafood (6)
- Choose whole grain over highly-processed white flour (7 & 8)
- Eat lots of delicious fruits and veggies
- Avoid fried foods (9)
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Sources: (1) http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/expert-answers/diabetes-and-depression/faq-20057904, (2) https://www.cdc.gov/features/diabetesfactsheet/, (3) http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/type-2-diabetes-treatment-diet-exercise/stretching-exercises-for-diabetes/, (4) https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/stretching-for-diabetes/, (5) https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/study-ties-sugary-drinks-to-an-increased-risk-of-pre-diabetes/2016/11/18/94e8ddb0-ac1e-11e6-8b45-f8e493f06fcd_story.html,
(6) http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices/meat-and-plant-based-protein.html, (7) http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices/grains-and-starchy-vegetables.html, (8) http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/healthy-wholewheat-flour-vs-white-3305.html, (9) http://www.joybauer.com/photo-gallery/worst-foods-for-diabetes/french-fries/