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Diabetic Diet and Lifestyle Changes for the Diabetic Senior

Diabetic Diet and Lifestyle Changes for the Diabetic Senior

Diabetes mellitus, or sugar diabetes, is a problem with blood glucose control which is mainly regulated by the hormone known as insulin. Due to the shortage or lack of insulin, the blood glucose (sugar) levels are elevated which can then damage cells in the body. The key to treating and managing diabetes mellitus over the […]

Diabetes Mellitus Disease Information for the Elderly

Diabetes Mellitus Disease Information for the Elderly

Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as sugar diabetes, is one of the more prevalent chronic diseases particularly in Western nations. It is not specifically a disease of the elderly – in fact diabetes mellitus is more likely to develop within the mid forties to late fifties. However, some of the more severe complications in diabetes […]

Glycemic Index and Low and High GI Foods

Carbohydrates are a major food group and consumed in the largest quantities in the modern diet. Starches like bread, corn, potatoes and rice constitute the bulk of most meals. However, not all carbohydrates are made the same. The quantities of fiber, proteins and vitamins and minerals varies in each type of starch. More importantly though […]

Living with Diabetes and Diabetes Care in the Elderly

According to the the American Diabetes Association, just over 1 out 4 people 65 years and older are living with diabetes mellitus (2011). The complications of diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as sugar diabetes, is well known – it is serious and often life-threatening. However, the severity can be minimized and the onset even delayed […]


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