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Practical Tips for Elderly Diabetics

November 5, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Management of diabetes is different for everyone most especially for the elderly. However, being old is not an excuse to not participate actively in taking control of your diabetes. The Joslin Diabetes Center in the United States estimates that one out of every five people over the age of 60 has diabetes. The elderly are also more prone to complications of the disease. To avoid complications and to live your life fully even with diabetes, we offer tips on how to keep track of and control diabetes, even at the prime of your life. » Continue Reading

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Getting out of harm’s way

October 19, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 1

Part 3 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes

Aging starts from the womb and ends in the tomb,” says Dr. delaVega. She relates that most of the time, what they see in the geriatrics clinic are already complicated cases of diabetes.”We need to nurture even healthy mothers, healthy pregnancies so that the child that comes out from the womb is healthy and leads a healthy life all throughout his life, towards adulthood and later as an older person.” Weight control, diet, exercise and positive outlook are factors that appear to be beneficial for both diabetes and aging. As always, making some basic lifestyle changes can help the elderly manage the disease and reduce the risk for further complications. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Management in the Elderly

October 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 1

Part 2 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes

For Dr. Fernando, there are four aspects in the treatment of elderly diabetics: medication, proper diet, exercise and stress. According to him, it is very important that patients comply with their medication and that physicians should closely monitor medication adjustments for their patients. On proper diet, he acknowledges the important role that family members play in ensuring that diabetes patients get the right nutrition everyday. He also recommends seeking the help of a dietitian or a diabetes educator for proper meal planning. Dr. Fernando likewise swears on the power of exercise or regular physical activity in diabetes management.And lastly, he gives value to removing stress in our system as it could increase blood sugar levels. » Continue Reading

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Caring for Elderly Diabetics

April 2, 2012 Category :People and Places| Retirement Tips 0

Life wasn’t always this tough for eighty-four year old Lolo Marcelo.

In his younger days, he used to have a high-paying job and he enjoyed the fruits of his labor by spending one too many nights out with his beer buddies. Since he had more than enough money, he never really cared about his health. He would eat everything he fancied which resulted in obesity.

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Diabetes Medication in the Elderly

March 31, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

We will discuss about precautions that need to be observed in treating diabetes in the elderly.

The elderly are a special group because time has taken its toll on almost all the major organs of the human body, i.e., there may be a decrease in function on quite a few organs. The elderly are also more likely to have concomitant diseases, which necessitate more drugs, making this group of patients more likely to develop drug-drug interactions.

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Weight Lifting: Antidote to Old Age

March 30, 2012 Category :Fitness 0

It’s rare to see gray-haired exercisers in the gym. The majority of people who lift weights are young. Yet, according to several studies, it is people who are over fifty years old that need to lift weights the most.

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Diabetes May Cause Cognitive Dysfunction

March 18, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from obesity, heart attack and other complications, a group of Boston-based researchers warned elderly diabetics of possible development of cognitive dysfunction. They advised diabetics in older age brackets to undergo screenings to test early stages of intellectual impairment which is detrimental to “one’s ability to self-manage”.

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Balanced Life with Tai Chi

January 21, 2012 Category :Fitness 0

From the instant we wake up and put on our work clothes, to the time we dress down to our pajamas, we subconsciously look for balance in our lives. Incidentally, it is this very principle embodied in Tai Chi which may lead people with diabetes to healthier days.

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Delay Aging with Good Nutrition

January 6, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

Aging is a complex process that accelerates as growth wanes, and continues relentlessly throughout life. While¬†progressive changes in physiological function, body composition, sensory perception, and functional status may occur at any age, the rate of change is strongly influenced by the individual’s genetic background and life experiences.

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