Feb 20, 2017 by Comfort Keepers of Walnut Creek
Our elder care services in Walnut Creek, CA are dedicated to helping your senior loved one with maintaining a healthy diet and making sure to prioritize diabetes prevention. Diabetes rates have nearly doubled in the past three decades, affecting more than half of adults in U.S. Your loved one can take a step forward in diabetes prevention by making some very simple lifestyle changes.
A regular workout can help your loved one lose weight and lower their blood sugar. Studies show that aerobic exercises and resistance training can effectively help control diabetes. Elder care services recommend consulting a doctor before starting a new exercise regime.
Another important factor in diabetes prevention is maintaining a healthy diet. Meals should include plenty of fiber, which can reduce the risk of diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels, lowering risk of heart disease and promoting weight loss by helping your loved one feel full. Our elder care services can encourage your senior loved one to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and nuts. Your parent should also try to make sure that at least half of their grain intakes consists of “whole grains.” There are various whole grain breads, pasta products and cereals.
Exercise is another helpful activity that cuts stress and helps control blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Walking, dancing, low-impact aerobics, swimming, tennis, or a stationary bike are great ways for a senior to lose weight and remain healthy.
Believe it or not, a good night’s sleep is also incredibly important for the treatment of diabetes. Seniors who are sleep-deprived tend to eat more and put on weight. Individuals with diabetes who make sure to get enough sleep often have healthier eating habits and improved blood sugar levels.
If your loved one already suffers from diabetes, Comfort Keepers will help them keep their blood sugar under control and effectively prevent further complications. Comfort Keepers caregivers can help your parent or loved one check their blood sugar level at least twice a day. If their doctor has prescribed them medications, our elder care services will help ensure that they take them as prescribed.
With help from Comfort Keepers, your senior loved one can continue to live happily and independently in the comfort of their own home. Please contact us if you know a senior who could use elder care services to help them manage their daily tasks and responsibilities.
Comfort Keepers of Walnut Creek, CA proudly provides quality in home care services and custom senior care plans to residents in following areas: Concord, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, El Sobrante, Hercules, Pinole, Pittsburg, San Pablo