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TORONTO CHIROPODY CLINIC SHARES SOME IMPORTANT FOOT TIPS REGARDING DIABETES

 

 

Living With Diabetes

Diabetes is a common disease, yet each of us needs unique care. Blood glucose monitoring is the main tool for checking your diabetes control.

Ask Your Chiropodist about the ABCs of Diabetes

Hemoglobin A1C tells you your average blood glucose level for the past 2 to 3 months. It can also be reported as Estimated Average Glucose, or eAG.

Blood Pressure control is very important for decreasing the strain on the heart, blood vessels and kidneys.

Cholesterol – lowering cholesterol and fat can help reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

 

Diabetes Resources for Older Adults

Facts & Figures

  • Seniors have more diabetes than any other age group – 25 percent of those over age 60 have diabetes.

  • Prediabetes occurs when a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

  • Type 2 diabetes occurs because the body cannot properly use the insulin it makes.

  • Being overweight or obese
    is a leading risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes and makes treating diabetes more di cult.

  • Older adults with diabetes often have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, erectile dysfunction and infections that heal slowly.

  • You can help prevent and manage diabetes by losing weight and becoming more active.

  • Older adults with diabetes are at risk for heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure.

  • Seniors with diabetes are also more likely to have memory problems, depression and di culty with diabetes self-care.

Choose a Legacy of Health

Learn as much as you can about the latest medical therapies and approaches. Learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices:

  • Choose what, how much and when to eat.

  • Get moving and stay active.

  • Check your blood glucose at home, as needed.

  • Take your medicines, as needed.

  • Carry a list of your medicines in your wallet and share it with your healthcare provider at each visit.

  • Quit smoking.

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