What Can You Do to Keep Your Diabetes in Check?
There is no denying that diabetes is a serious condition that requires a lot of attention, especially in your golden years. Diabetes impairs the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar and if this is not treated, it can be very dangerous. However, there are many different methods that can be used to manage your diabetes and they do not require major lifestyle changes. So here are a few options that you can try when you are interested in keeping your diabetes in check:
- Assisted Living
A great way to ensure that you are able to treat your diabetes effectively is through an assisted living group home in Montgomery County, Maryland. You will enjoy a wide range of personalized care services including assistance with your diabetes. We are able to do a wide range of things for you from making sure you are maintaining a nutritious diet to administering your insulin on a regular basis.
A great way to manage your diabetes is through regular exercise. In our residential long term care facility, we allow for physical activity because we know that this will not only provide many different kinds of health benefits, but it will help you control your diabetes in two major ways. First is by helping you maintain a healthy weight and the second is through your muscles. Our muscles require energy in order to function properly and this energy comes in the form of blood sugar. By exercising, our muscles use glucose, thus providing a natural way to keep your blood sugar from going too high.
- A Nutritional Diet
When you have diabetes, it is critical to pay attention to your diet and the kind of food you are eating on a daily basis. It is important to eat in moderation and watch your sweets. This is to keep your blood sugar within a healthy range. However, it is a good idea to keep a few sweets such as chocolates or candies for when your blood sugar gets too low.
Those are just a few of the many ways that can help you maintain your diabetes in your golden years. If you would like to find out more about this or about our and dementia care services, please feel free to get in touch with Serenity Gardens Assisted Living for more information today.