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Advice from the Caregiver’s Handbook: Diabetes Care 101

Dealing with diabetes can be difficult because the symptoms of diabetes can begin innocently enough. Some signs might even be attributed to normal aging until an acute episode occurs or the condition is diagnosed through a routine blood test. Senior health care specialists point out warning signs, but seniors themselves often miss them, ignore them or delay an examination. If you are the caregiver for an elderly parent or other loved one with diabetes, you will want to arm yourself with the facts and get to know all of the little idiosyncrasies of this disease.

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11 Fast Facts on Senior Health and Diabetes

November marks American Diabetes Month, instituted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to promote awareness of the serious, even potentially life-threatening consequences of diabetes and acquired metabolic disorder.

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Diabetes Facts and Figures Create Striking Portrait of Senior Health

 

Next month is American Diabetes Month, and in honor of the observance, we wanted to share a few facts to help you get a picture of how the disease is affecting the health of Americans—especially when it comes to senior healthcare.

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Managing the 4 Top Senior Wellness Crises

Although Americans are enjoying longer lives, we aren’t necessarily seeing a corresponding rise in the health of older adults. In fact, just the opposite seems to be true. A new national report analyzing the health status of seniors in the United States finds a nationwide increase in rates of diseases like diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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Superfoods for a Super Diabetic Menu

While diabetes is a manageable condition, having diabetes as an older adult can be challenging.

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Tips for Seniors: Recognizing the Common Symptoms of Diabetes

With obesity a nation-wide epidemic that affects all ages of Americans, the number of cases of diabetes has risen in recent years. At Episcopal Retirement Homes, we’re particularly concerned about seniors living well into the future and how this disease influences senior living.

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