There has long been a controversy in managing diabetes as to whether it is better to eat two large meals or six small meals over the course of a day. There are experts that come down on either side of the issue. Also, some believe it doesn’t make much of a difference.
There are studies to suggest that eating fewer meals can help manage type 2 diabetes. There is a small study out of Czechoslavakia that tips the scales in favor of fewer meals. Albeit not dramatic, they found differences in those that ate fewer meals. This was true even while all participants consumed exactly the same amount of calories. Improvements were seen in terms of waist size, fasting glucose levels, lower liver fat content and better insulin sensitivity. This study seems to suggest that eating larger breakfasts and lunches may be better than eating six smaller meals during the day. In any case, two larger meals is also a good way to ensure that patients with diabetes eat whole, nutritious meals. Smaller snacks that may not be as nutritious individually may spoil your appetite for the more nutritious food.
Managing Elderly Diabetic
Meal management can be challenging for the diabetic elderly. Moreover, this is especially so when new information surfaces that might require a change in a current routine. A home health aide can help assist the elderly person with meal preparation and shopping to ensure that senior loved ones are provided with nutritious and regular meals. Aides can also help with feeding the elderly patient and other meal-related as well as other household tasks. Home health aides work on an hourly or full-time basis. Licensed home healthcare agencies such as David York Agency can help you hire one totally suited to your needs.
David York Agency Home Healthcare Can Help Seniors
At David York Agency, we understand the many challenges and risks faced by the aging and elderly and are dedicated to providing care to support them through all of those ups and down. At David York Home Healthcare Agency, extraordinary service is what sets us apart from other companies that provide in home healthcare services.
DYA we could provide direction as to how to manage the total care of your senior loved one. Whatever your care needs, we are there for you, always striving to exceed your expectations. For more information about David York Agency’s qualified, compassionate caregivers, contact us at (718) 376-7755. A free phone consultation can help you determine what services would meet your needs. We aim to provide you and your loved one with the assistance they need. If you’d like to hear more from us, please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.