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How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

Happy holiday season from Freedom Home Care! It’s time for that run of food-related events that takes us from Thanksgiving on through to New Years Day. It’s time for candied yams, jingle bells, and gobble-gobble. If you are expecting grandchildren to visit, or maybe just a few adults, there are some things you can do to get your home in order.   Freedom Home Care Highland Park reminds you that November is also American Diabetes Month. This is a good reminder of the special food preparation we can do for some of our guests. The holidays are especially difficult for
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5 Tips for Holiday Eating With Diabetes

Freedom Home Care Lake Forest would like to remind you that November is also American Diabetes Month. With that in mind, here are some tips on preparing food for the holidays for people with diabetes. The holidays can be a tough time for diabetics. There are many sweet, starchy foods in abundance and it’s generally a time of festive binge eating. By preparing ahead of time, both hosts and guests can enjoy eating in sensible and healthy ways. Here is a guide for how to do that. Have a Food Plan The success of any event depends on a good
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55 to 70 Year Old Women and Men With Prediabetes Get Stronger Bones With Football Training

Engaging in a friendly game of football at the age of 60 or 70 years old would be unthinkable to most. But when a group of seniors, ages 55 to 70, underwent 16 weeks of football training – combined with a healthy diet, they reportedly experienced a noticeable increase in heart and bone health. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Denmark and the University of Faroe Islands, “untrained middle-aged and elderly people with prediabetes” showed results of increased protein hormone and bone serum levels by 23 percent in the femoral neck and 52 percent in the
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Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease today. And according to the Center for Disease Control, out of the 30 million Americans with the condition, 1 in 4 don’t know they have it. The good news is that the rate of new cases being reported since 2008 has decreased each year. This is due to the fact that many new diabetes self-management education and support programs have been implemented across the U.S. to help boost prevention efforts. Still, because people are living longer with diabetes, the number of cases continue to increase. That’s why prevention and
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Important Warning Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

For more than 12 million Americans over the age 65, living with diabetes is a reality that is far too common. In some cases, older loved ones aren’t even aware that they have the disease until they’ve been diagnosed. It can manifest in different ways for different people. Some may not have symptoms at first, while others may experience them very quickly. While scientists are not certain why some people develop diabetes, evidence shows that symptoms can vary depending on the elevation of blood sugar. Part of the challenge for many seniors is being able to identify the signs of
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Is There A Link Between Diabetes and Dementia?

Living with a chronic illness can present its own set of challenges. But when conditions like diabetes are linked to dementia, the importance of finding the connection between the two becomes even greater. For every American aged 65 and older, regardless of whether they receive in-home care services, there are almost eight people who have Alzheimer’s disease. That number increases after age 85 to one in two people. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, more than 29 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes, while 86 million adults were identified as pre-diabetic. In a study
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Tips on Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes has the ability to cause damage to the body at any age. But seniors are at a much higher risk than any other age group. The incidence of Type 2 diabetes in seniors is higher for several reasons even when the senior person is not obese or really sedentary. It is really important for seniors to know the rules for diabetes in young people do not always apply to them. Firstly, who is classed as a senior? I think it is fair to say the starting point is at the age of 65. A recent study has
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