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Golden years about diabetes

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Being fit is to stay active all the time. An active individual would never have any problem if he vows to focus on using it and losing it. Regular exercise is a must for all and more so if you are in the elderly category. Strength training and cardio keeps the blood sugar and weight under control. It also helps in maintaining a steady blood pressure level and cholesterol. It strengthens the bones and helps to maintain the bone strength in women who normally suffer from osteoporosis. Women with type 1 diabetes are at a greater risk of osteoporosis and women with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for fractures of the bones.

Diabetes testIt is not that if you are old, you have to slacken down. There are people who live with diabetes for years and yet have a hectic daily schedule. It is always the lack of consistency that affects a person. Diabetes is a condition that has to be tackled in its own way. Not many people know exactly what could be done to tackle aging with diabetes. Insulin has been available for at least a century and those in their seventies and eighties did not have any access to most of the medical technology that today we have. The Joslin Diabetes Centre which gives medal to those who have had diabetes and coped with its well for 25, 50 and 75 years. This centre studied folks who have lived with the diabetic condition for more than 50 years and it came upon lot of conclusions. It found out that only 40% have retinopathy caused due to diabetes. 10% of them had problems of the kidney. There are people who have lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years ad these people treat their problems as a small hurdle in their race of life. It is best to look for humour and learn to launch in any situation an also keep those around laughing.

Today diabetes has had a great impact in the health of people. Way back in 1952 one used to feel one can live a healthy life with the disease. Butt now it is high time we realize that we don’t take the condition so lightly. People with diabetes are living longer, stronger and healthier today. Even if life expectancy has increased, yet diabetes has not become anything easier to handle. There are many issues which plague the patients as well as endocrinologists today as regards diabetes.

Diabetes Type 1Growing older with diabetes is in a way good. But in spite of this condition, there are some changes that hit your golden years of life. Diabetes itself doesn’t change but the age makes the control of diabetes difficult. So one lands up with problems like peripheral neuropathy and orthostatic hypertension. This is a condition of autonomic neuropathy that is seen to influence balance. Sometimes there are broken hips, more falls, and so tight control could be dangerous. The older you get the less chances are that you would feel low, and so monitoring the blood sugar is very important. Sometimes when people feel a little sick they are advised to check the blood sugar. This could be confusing and you might have some other problems too.

Regular monitoring and taking medication is very crucial and so the aims to prevent low blood sugars change as we get older. Growing up without any devices for medical use, is possible if you maintain a high level of exercise and eating. Most of the people today are living like that.

Trying to get people to relax on their goals is a little difficult at times. Diabetes management recommendations have to be individualized. If your parent is 80 and is playing tennis then he should be treated like a younger patient.

Diabetes is on the rise and so it has to be a way of life with people who shouldn’t stop living because they are diabetic.

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