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Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

How to Reduce the Symptoms of Diabetes for Seniors

Edmonton Senior Health  |  June 14, 2023

How to Reduce the Symptoms of Diabetes | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Reducing The Symptoms Of Diabetes

Reducing the Symptoms of Diabetes | When someone develops diabetes, it means their bodies are no longer able to properly process sugars. The consequences are elevated blood sugar levels and worsening of health or symptoms of other conditions such as heart and kidney disease.

The majority of affected individuals are seniors and with more and more people reaching their 80s and 90s, the number of diagnosed cases of diabetes is only expected to rise.

The good news is that diabetes can be managed. However, in order to maintain a high quality of life, seniors with diabetes need to have a strong support system in the form of their family, caregiver, and physician.

How to Successfully Manage the Disease:

Education – Your parents might want to learn everything there is to know about diabetes and how to treat it. With a proper understanding of their diagnosis and recommended treatment regimen, your loved one has a better chance of reducing the severity of the symptoms and managing their diabetes successfully.

Diet – It is imperative that your loved one follows a nutritious, well-balanced diet low in sugar. With such a diet, they can reduce the symptoms of diabetes, prevent health complications, and also feel much better.

Physical activity – Staying active plays an important part in diabetes management. According to the American Diabetes Association, we should all exercise at least half an hour per day, five days per week. However, this may not be possible for your loved one. It is good to know that even shorter exercise regimens can be just as helpful, so make sure to consult your loved one’s medical team on what type of activity they should engage in.

Prescribed medications – Seniors with diabetes have to take their medications as prescribed by their doctor. If your loved one has a hard time following their medication schedule, they can opt for medication reminders like pillboxes, medication management systems, alarms or checklists. Caregivers and family members can provide medication reminders as well.

Regular checks – Your loved one has to check their glucose levels on a regular basis, following the instructions of their physician. It is also important to check blood pressure and cholesterol levels as often as possible.

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.

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