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Adult Home Care and Maintaining Diabetes in Seniors in Plano, TX

Visiting Angels of Plano, TX helps with non-medical adult home care in Plano, TX, and nearby communities

Type 2 diabetes has become more common in the senior community; this is why it’s essential to know and recognize the signs and symptoms of the disease. Most seniors and their families are not aware of their condition. 

How Diabetes Can Affect Seniors

Some risks accompany type 2 diabetes that only increase with age; this is why loved ones must know how to respond to any symptoms. 

The American Diabetes Association has previously shared information about how this disease is the 7th leading cause of death in America. There are roughly 85 million Americans aged 18 and older who have pre-diabetes; there are also over 25% of seniors who have diabetes. 

Seniors that go without treatment, or adult home care, can have high blood glucose levels that damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. Those in nursing homes often develop diabetes-related complications that can result in worse disabilities or death. 

Many older adults are unaware that they live with the disease due to their mild symptoms. The most successful way to detect the condition is to complete a physical exam with your primary doctor. 

Visiting Angels work diligently to provide adult home care to seniors to live their healthy and safe life within their own homes. If you have a loved one that has diabetes, here are some essential tips from the American Diabetes Association Guide for Living with Diabetes-- it will show how to help control the disease and avoid further complications

Weight Control 

If those living with diabetes maintain a healthy weight, they can manage the disease. That overweight can make a big difference with losing 10-15 pounds. Elderly care services can help encourage physical activity daily. 

Physical Activity

Participating in regular exercise can help keep your muscles strong and bones flexible-- which will reduce any stress on joints and ligaments. Seniors can also improve insulin sensitivity, helping prevent hypoglycemia, all with exercise. It has been recorded how regular aerobic exercise (like a brisk walk) can reduce risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases. There is also research that shows how strength training can improve one’s muscle mass and bone density. 

Seniors can participate in day-to-day activities such as gardening, walking, raking leaves, and carrying groceries with their adult home care provider to count towards physical activity. 

Other benefits of physical activity include: 

  • More energy
  • Burning calories to help lose or maintain weight
  • Improving your A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol
  • Increasing your strength 
  • Lowering your risk for heart disease and stroke

Managing Medication 

An essential role in managing diabetes is medication management. A doctor should review any medications before starting them together with your desired diet and lifestyle. You also should check with your pharmacist before switching brands or changing medication doses. It is also possible that your doctor may suggest using certain types of medicine with others. Adult home care from Visiting Angels offers seniors medication reminders. 

Consider In-Home Care with Visiting Angels of Plano, TX

Home care providers are also there to help with educating and guiding your loved ones through any obstacles they may encounter. Those needing help with simple tasks (like meal preparation or medication reminders) can receive that from our caregivers. 

Contact Visiting Angels for more information about our adult home care; we can also set you and your loved one up with a free elderly care consultation. Personalized home care services are available to provide your loved ones with the care and support they need.

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Serving Plano, Murphy, Parker, TX, and the Surrounding Area

Visiting Angels PLANO, TX
1400 Preston Road STE 400
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 972-846-8417
Fax: 972-665-9949
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Serving Plano, Murphy, Parker, TX, and the Surrounding Area

Visiting Angels PLANO, TX
1400 Preston Road STE 400
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 972-846-8417
Fax: 972-665-9949