Managing Diabetes for a Healthy, Happy Life After Retirement
Diabetes is a life-long condition that requires careful monitoring of your blood sugar level. The experts in our independent living facility believe you can keep it in check by following a balanced diet plan, exercising regularly, taking medications properly, and having a healthy lifestyle.
Diabetes & Other Health Challenges
Although a high blood sugar level can have serious consequences for people of all ages, those who are above 60 years of age have an increased risk of complications. This is because the body’s ability to heal gets reduced in your later years. In addition to this, age-related conditions such as reduced mobility and impaired vision and hearing can cause further issues. Therefore, it is important to take medication and insulin, if prescribed, regularly to manage diabetes. Here are a few useful tips from the experts in our independent living facility to help manage diabetes with age:
- Eat Healthily
Having a healthy eating plan and a balanced diet can help control your blood sugar level. Make sure it is rich in nutrients such as vitamins and fiber as well as low in calories and fats. Remember to include more whole grains, vegetables, and fruits in your daily diet. You could also consult a professional to learn which foods are good for your health.
- Stay Active
Regular exercise including walking, cycling, swimming, and meditation can help manage your weight and control the blood sugar level in the body. Consider doing strength-building activities such as yoga and free weights at least two times per week. Know what exercises are right for you and follow a routine every day.
- Check Glucose Levels Regularly
It is crucial to check and monitor your glucose levels periodically, especially if you are taking diabetes medication, to ensure you do not have low blood sugar or hypoglycemia. If you have any symptoms including hunger, dizziness, sweating, and confusion, it is recommended that you seek immediate medical attention.
- Never Miss a Dose of Medication
Make sure you do not forget to take even a single dose of your medicines. You could use a pill box or set alarms in your mobile or watch as a reminder.
- Get Regular Medical Checkups
In addition to your blood sugar level, it is essential to get your blood pressure, and cholesterol levels checked regularly. Consult your doctor and discuss your health.
Holiday Retirement Offers Great Amenities for a Healthy Lifestyle
Our independent living facility in West Hartfordis located in a convenient and safe area. We have friendly and efficient staff who strive to make your stay comfortable and stress-free and provide the following amenities:
- Regular activities to stimulate physical and mental wellness
- Fun games such as bingo, UNO, and more
- Exercise including stretching and yoga
- Ice cream days and birthday parties
- Delicious, home-cooked meals, adhering to special dietary restrictions
We will ensure that you have an excellent environment filled with love, care, and affection and try to create an ambiance that reinforces the feeling of being at home with family.