nearly 30 million peopel in the U.S. today, which is nearly 10%
of the population!
Precalence in seniors: The percentage of americans
age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors
(diagnosed and undiagnosed).
Tips for prevention and management: eating healthy,
excercising more, and taking medications correctly. -Participate
in 30 minutes of physical activity per day, 5 days a week. This
lowers your blood glucose, reduces stress, enhances quality of life,
increases your self-esteem, lowers vody fat, and decreases your
risk of other health issues.
choose foods lower in fat and higher in fiber, while
focusing on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Take your medication every day. This prevents complications
and helps lower your blood glucose.
The American diabetes Association (ADA) syas that
everyone with diabetes should have diabetes self-management education
Did you know that DSME is just as effective as the
tyope 2 pill, metformin, in lowering blood glucose levels and has
no side effects?
DSME helps maintain the changes you have made so you
don't slip into old habits.
Diabetic management refers to services including patient
assessments, diet information, management of the disease process,
medication management and education on all of the above. Services
are provided by a Registered Nurse under the supervision of an M.d.
Some agencies may employ certified diabetic nurse instructions or
cardiac care specialtyu RN's.
People at High Risk of Developing Flu–Related
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ShareCompartir Most people who get the flu will have mild illness,
will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover
in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to
get flu complications that can result in hospitalization and sometimes
death. Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections
are examples of flu-related complications. The flu also can make
chronic health problems worse. For example, people with asthma may
experience asthma attacks while they have the flu, and people with
chronic congestive heart failure may experience a worsening of this
condition triggered by flu. List below are the groups of people
who are more likely to get serious flu-related complications if
they get sick with influenza.