Older diabetes patients are at a higher risk for associated complications. These tips could keep you healthy!
From your eyes to your feet, nearly every part of the body pays the debt when diabetic patients don't take care of themselves. As the patient ages, the risk of complications increases. Managing diabetes is a huge concern for seniors who want to preserve their health and quality of life long into their golden years. These three tips are essential to your self care.
#1 – Commit to healthy habits.
Even if you've been prescribed medication to regulate your glucose levels, a healthy diet and an active lifestyle are essential for diabetics. Think you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Think again! Plenty of seniors are making drastic changes to their eating habits and picking up new exercise routines, and they're feeling better than ever! Talk to your doctor about how to safely make these necessary changes to your lifestyle.
#2 – Visit your doctor regularly.
If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, frequent check-ups are more important than ever. Your doctor will need to monitor your glucose levels and make sure your current management plan is proving effective.
#3 – Keep an eye out for any concerning symptoms.
Diabetes can lead to serious health risks, such as heart disease, kidney complications, eye problems, or hearing loss. If you notice any changes in the way your body feels or functions, don't chalk it up to the aging process. See your doctor.
At Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, we believe our senior patients deserve a little extra attention. That's why we opened our Senior Health Clinic. Learn more at our website, or give us a call at (817) 259-4333.