Diabetes & Falls

Diabetes and Its Effect on Fall Risk for Seniors

Nearly 12 million Americans over age 65 are living with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. A recent Philips study showed, seniors with diabetes fell 30 percent more often, compared to someone without a chronic condition. Read more

Helping Senior Patients Better Manage Type 2 Diabetes

From significant dietary alterations to lifelong medication management, type 2 diabetes requires seniors to make many lifestyle adjustments, and often leads to a different relationship with food altogether. For older adults especially, the disease can lead to serious complications. Read more

Diabetes and Medical Alert Systems: Your Priority Now

There are approximately 25 million Americans with diabetes today; nearly 11 million of them are adults over age 65. Seniors who manage the disease and want to continue their independent lifestyle can benefit from a medical alert system. Read more

Know the Signs of Diabetes to Prevent an Emergency Situation

For many seniors, the signs of diabetes — increased thirst, frequent urination, feeling hungry when you’ve already eaten, fatigue, blurry vision, and unusual weight loss — can be hard to spot. It is important, though, to get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. Read more

Diabetes Can Lead to Increased Falls Among Seniors

Diabetes can cause a host of health challenges for seniors, including high blood pressure, hearing loss, and skin conditions. Another common, but lesser-known risk of diabetes is increased falls. Read more

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