Diabetes Risk Assessment
Diabetes is a group of diseases that deal with how your body utilizes blood sugar, also known as glucose. Glucose provides energy to our cells; without it, we cannot function. There is Type I and Type II diabetes and it is important to know the significant difference between the two. According to the CDC, about 25% of people over 65 years of age have diabetes. As such, it is important for us to become familiar with the signs, symptoms, preventive measures, and treatments for our senior loved ones to determine their diabetes risk.
It is also important to know your risk. To that end, we encourage you to take the diabetes risk test from the CDC so you can take steps to avoid this life altering disease. Click on the picture to the right to begin.
In this month’s Newsletter Blog Digest, we have also gathered a selection of diabetes related blog posts from our website which can help you determine you diabetes risk.
WATCH OUT FOR PRE-DIABETES
PART 1: TREATMENTS FOR GERIATRIC DIABETES
PART 2: TREATMENTS FOR GERIATRIC DIABETES
MITIGATING PRE-DIABETES: STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO PREVENT DIABETES
DIABETES MEAL PLAN: TWO VS. SIX MEALS PER DAY
You can find lots of information on this and other topics on our website blog here. Links to further research are always included. I hope you find them informative. Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions you may have.
Always here to help,
Anita Kamiel, R.N., M.P.S.
Director of Patient Services