Those who are unable to control their diabetes can develop serious health issues. In senior citizens, diabetes can be very problematic, making the body more prone to infection, slowed healing, and organ failure. Knowing how to manage your diabetes can be very beneficial in living a healthy lifestyle. As a family member or caregiver, this can be very overwhelming. There are different strategies and techniques that can help your loved one manage their diabetes. As we move through National Nutrition Month, it is important to focus on the things you can do to aid a loved one who has diabetes. Here are some tips on how to care for a loved one with diabetes.
There is never a good time to be diagnosed with Diabetes. Not to mention, it isn’t easy for people to hear that they have been diagnosed with an incurable disease. However, diabetes is very common in people of all ages. According to a joint article from Novo Nordisk & the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, “Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.” So as a family member or caregiver, the first thing that you should do is learn all that you can about diabetes. It is true, knowledge is power, in that the more you know about diabetes the easier it will be to help. To learn about managing diabetes, read our article, Diabetes Prevention Tips for Older Adults.