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Nutrition Tips for Controlling Diabetes in Seniors

A staggering 37.3 million Americans have diabetes, that’s equivalent to about 1 in 10. Are you or someone you know having a hard time managing diabetes? Diabetes is a very serious health issue, especially in seniors. Luckily, Inspired Living at Ocoee offers specific nutrition tips to help with diabetes management. Our specialized care plans, work with your elderly loved one and provide them with the necessary care and knowledge needed for optimal diabetes control. With an individualized nutritional plan, they’ll benefit from a better quality of life including weight reduction and more energy. Learn more about what assisted living and memory care in Ocoee offers. Read on to discover some nutrition tips for controlling diabetes in seniors.

Tips for Managing Type 2 Diabetes

While some with type 2 diabetes may be able to control their blood sugar levels by modifying their diet and engaging in regular physical activity. Others may require taking oral medications or insulin shots. They might need additional remedies to help manage other conditions such as hypertension and high cholesterol.

Diabetes and Brain Health

If you have diabetes, it’s pertinent for your doctor to screen you for any signs of depression or cognitive impairment. Older adults with diabetes are more likely to suffer from either depression or cognitive impairments. This can make managing diabetes incredibly difficult, so proactive monitoring is essential.

What Memory Care in Ocoee Offers

As a resident in Ocoee, Florida we understand how important it is to control elderly diabetes. As part of our service, we will work with our residents to form a plan to ensure their diabetes is kept under control. Our professional staff will help with everything from meal planning and exercises to ensure the best quality of life possible. Here are ways in which we can help.

Tracking Glucose Levels

Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia can both be hazardous to health. Our customized plan will indicate the frequency of glucose checks and A1C tests. If insulin isn’t required, then it’s possible that checking your glucose levels may not be necessary as often.

Help to Make Healthy Food Choices

To keep your glucose levels balanced, it is important to understand the types of food that should be eaten. This also includes how much and when. If you are overweight then collaborating with our healthcare professionals will play an integral role in developing healthy strategies for shedding those extra pounds and controlling your diabetes.

Provide Activities

Regulating glucose levels, particularly for the elderly with diabetes, daily walking, and other forms of exercise, is key. We make it a priority to encourage a more active lifestyle. We offer a daily program that features a wide range of activities to boost brain health.

Help With Medications

It’s important to stay on top of any medication as prescribed by your doctor. For patients suffering from cognitive ailments, this can be challenging. We help ensure that medicine is taken. We’re also there to support our residents with any side effects. By monitoring the impact of the medicine, we can also assess whether treatment is working or whether it becomes difficult or unmanageable in any way.

Discover What Assisted Living in Ocoee Offers

At Inspired Living at Ocoee, Florida we understand the importance of controlling diabetes and providing seniors with a better quality of life. Our specialized care plans will help your elderly loved ones manage their diabetes. If you’re interested in learning more about the assisted living or memory care in Ocoee, Florida, book an appointment today and arrange a tour.

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