Having Diabetes shouldn’t stop you from leading an active lifestyle and especially not during Christmas. Just think, there are professional football players who have Type 1 Diabetes, and football is a very rigorous game. Diabetes occurs when your body can no longer maintain the proper blood sugar level due to the body’s inability to create insulin or the body’s immunity to insulin. Insulin is vital in distributing glucose from the blood stream to all the cells in the body.
A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach provides Diabetic In-Home Care services for Elderly and Senior individuals. Our caregivers and nurse aides can help your loved one monitor their blood sugar levels and have the experience to help your loved one find the right balance of a healthy diet, medication, and exercise. This article on FamilyDoctor.org provides advice for Elderly and Senior individuals who have questions about exercising with Diabetes. It includes examples of some exercises you can do at home, with pictures that illustrate the exercises. Your local community center or fitness center may have a Diabetes exercise program as well.
The new buzz word these days is Afrezza, a drug which acts like an inhaler for people with asthma, except it’s an inhaler for people with Diabetes. Scared of needles? Tired of the after-effects of insulin injections like rashes or other skin irritation? No need to fear anymore! Not only do people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabeteshave to not worry about injections, but they also get to enjoy the benefits that Afrezza brings, such as immediate, palpable glucose management so you don’t get hypoglycemia right after a meal. You can also avoid lugging an insulin case around when you go out in public. A quick puff of Afrezza and you’ll be good to go.
Until this drug hits the market, you can still use some help from caregivers and diabetes care providers who will monitor your insulin intake, prepare your meals, take you to doctor’s appointments, and perform other menial tasks when you are too tired to do so. A-1 Home Care handpicks the best certified nurse aides, caregivers and companions from your area so you can have a peace of mind. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for your convenience.
The importance of exercise for Elderly and Senior individuals on a daily basis can never be overemphasized, because it’s that important for your loved one’s overall health. Even if your loved one is bogged down by a chronic illness such as Arthritis or Diabetes, stationary exercises are alternatives to walking long distances. Exercise is beneficial for bettering self-esteem, easing depression, and relieving stress or anxiety. When you don’t have time to help your loved one exercise, one of the caregivers from A-1 Home Care can help.