Diabetes is an chronic health condition that that occurs when your pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to regulate your blood glucose levels. This disease plagues many people of all ages, and over time, it can lead to other health problems such as stroke, hearing loss, nerve damage, heart disease, and kidney failure. It is without a doubt a terrifying disease but fortunately, it is a condition that can be managed. With consistent care and diligent vigilance, it is possible for those suffering from diabetes to lead a happy and healthy life. If you or your aging loved ones are suffering from diabetes, it is prudent to consider moving into a retirement community, and here’s why.
As diabetes is a disease that affects your insulin production and thus, affects your blood glucose levels, the better you regulate your blood glucose levels, the more manageable diabetes becomes. To do so, you will need to be aware of your blood glucose levels at all times, so you should acquire a blood glucose meter. From there, it is a matter of maintaining a healthy diet, keeping up an active lifestyle and diligently taking your medication. A combination of these three factors will ensure that your diabetes remain manageable and you may be able to avoid furthering your diabetic symptoms.
If keeping track of all three factors sounds too overwhelming then consider moving into an assisted living community. Retirement communities such as The Park Oak Grove provide around the clock licensed nursing care, medication management, three nutritious meals a day, and an everchanging roster of activities to keep you active.
In assisted living communities, meals are typically prepared with the health of the residents in mind. This means that each meal is packed full of vital nutrients and specially formulated to cater to those with diseases such as diabetes. At The Park Oak Grove, residents can look forward to delicious chef-prepared meals three times a day. You can enjoy a diverse range of menu items which include international cuisines as well as homegrown options.
Fitness Programs and Activities
On top of a balanced diet, senior living promises comprehensive fitness and wellness programs that seeks to promote holistic health and ensure that you upkeep regular physical activity. People with diabetes should have at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. This can include brisk walks, swimming and perhaps even cycling. For those looking for something for interesting, keep your eyes peeled for the guided yoga and dance sessions held as part of The Park Oak Grove’s Celebrations activities program. Our Dimensions Health & Wellness program also takes care aspects of wellness that goes beyond the physical and medical. From social wellness to mental care, your health and fitness are in professional hands.
Aside from 24-hour, licensed nursing care, our team is trained to help you manage your medication, track your blood sugar levels, monitor your nutrition intake as well as ensure that you engage in sufficient physical activity. Residents suffering from diabetes will also be brought for regular eye exams, health assessments and visits to the podiatrist in order to monitor your conditions and prevent any complications from arising.