Diabetes / diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the blood sugar level of a person is elevated. The most common type of diabetes in elderly adults is type II diabetes /insulin resistance/adult onset diabetes (inability of body cells to use insulin). The common symptoms of diabetes are frequent urination, increased thirst, and appetite, weight gain or loss, blurry vision, frequent infections, nerve damage, impaired circulation to extremities of the body, uncontrolled bleeding from cuts or bruises, etc.
Diabetes treatment in seniors includes proper medication, exercise, and healthy diet low in carbohydrates. Regular workout using abdominal toning belt, hip cycle, and new cycle exerciser can help you to maintain a healthy body weight. Digital devices like heart rate monitor, SAFR indicate the calories burnt during exercise. Heel socks, shoe inserts like silicone heel cushions can reduce pressure on your feet in case of diabetic ulceration. Music therapy through Indian classical music is known to be helpful as an alternative therapy for diabetes. View the products that will make daily living with diabetes easier. Remember to take your medication regularly and check your blood sugar level on a frequent basis.