November 4, 2022
It was November 1975 when the American Diabetes Association (ADA) first declared November National Diabetes Awareness Month. While diabetes is a common condition among Americans, there are still many Americans that are unaware of what diabetes is, who is at risk, and what chronic conditions can result from the disease. For example, most Americans with diabetes have Type 2, which is highly preventable with diet, exercise, education, and understanding of the disease. As Director of Wellness at Hudson Grande Senior Living, it is up to me to spread awareness and provide education for diabetes.
The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is Type 1 is when your pancreas does not function. This normally starts at an early age. Type 2 diabetes is when the body either does not produce enough insulin or it resists insulin. This normally happens over time because of lifestyle. Some early signs and symptoms of diabetes are weight loss, thirst, frequent urination, hunger, and fatigue. Comorbidities that could arise because of diabetes include hypertension and obesity.
Some lifestyle changes that can be made to decrease the risk of diabetes are exercise, eating healthy, staying hydrated, and checking your blood glucose numbers frequently. Poor diet, lack of physical activities, and poor self-monitoring of glucose levels are some obstacles for at-risk Americans.
We support our residents by offering healthy meals daily, scheduling exercise classes, and providing hydration stations. We have started our monthly Wellness Wednesdays which includes additional education to our residents.
It is important to know the signs and symptoms of diabetes. The Wellness Team of Hudson Grande Senior Living is highly trained to recognize, educate, and help with the prevention of diabetes. We are also skilled with assisting residents currently afflicted with the disease.
Hudson Grande Senior Living in Hudson, Ohio offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just north of the Stow-Hudson Towne Center with easy access to a wide variety of attractions and local shopping.
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