November is Diabetes Month

Just over 25 percent of American adults over 65 live with diabetes. That’s about 12 million seniors. No matter how high the numbers, it’s crucial to keep your health in check.

Unsure if you might be suffering from diabetes? Warning signs like tingling in your fingers and frequent urination may mean it’s time to get screened by your doctor.

Diabetes management

  1. Take a stroll

Exercise is great for everyone, but it can also help control your diabetes. Take a walk to lower blood glucose levels and improve your body’s ability to use insulin.

  1. Snack on nuts

Research shows nuts can help lower blood sugar. Snack on some nuts for a delicious way to keep your health in check. To raise your blood sugar, opt for fruit, pretzels, or cookies.

Ask your doctor about the best snacks to eat when your blood sugar levels get off balance.

  1. Know your ABCs

The diabetes ABCs are the A1C test, blood pressure, and cholesterol. The A1C test measures your average blood sugar level over the past three months. Talk to your doctor about all three ABCs during your visits.

  1. Create a care plan

Talk with your doctor about a care plan that’s right for you. Set goals and find out what medicine you should take and why.

In conclusion

Diabetes is a whole-body disease. That’s why it’s so important to maintain a healthy lifestyle all around, both in what you eat and what you do. Make your health a priority – your body will thank you.

Therapy can also help with diabetes management. Get started with an Infinity Rehab therapy program today by emailing referrals@infinityathome.com.

Consult your doctor before beginning any new diet or lifestyle change.

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