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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 Victoria, BC provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Victoria: Victoria

Myths About Diabetes and What Seniors Need to Know

Victoria Senior Health  |  March 27, 2019

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What Every Senior in Victoria, BC Needs to Know About Diabetes Myth-Busting!

Myths About Diabetes | So many people don’t know the facts about diabetes. Many don’t understand how serious this disease can be. With many myths about diabetes, who gets it and why it’s a good idea for you to know the truth so you can help yourself or someone you love.

Dispelling the Myths About Diabetes:

Fact: Diabetes is a serious disease, with more dying each year from diabetes than the total number of breast cancer and AIDS together. Diabetics also have twice the risk of heart attack.

Fact: Not only overweight adults suffer from diabetes. The truth is that most overweight people won’t ever struggle with type 2 diabetes, but extra pounds are an added risk factor. Nonetheless, age, family history, and ethnicity also determine wellness.

Fact: Sugary drinks like sodas, sports drinks, fruit juices, and sweet teas don’t cause diabetes, but they raise blood sugar levels and should be avoided when looking for a healthier lifestyle. Genetics can trigger type 1 diabetes, but genetics mixed with lifestyle factors trigger type 2. In either case, the smallest portions of desserts and sweets would be best and only eaten on rare occasions.    

Fact: Another fact is that diabetics should eat healthy diets, filled with foods, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, just like anyone else. Watch for foods labelled “diabetic” or “dietetic.” They sometimes raise blood glucose levels and are expensive, and unnecessary.

Fact: Don’t eliminate starchy foods. Eat smaller portions when it comes to potatoes, yams, peas, and corn.

Fact: All diabetics don’t require insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease, but some people maintain healthy blood sugar levels with diet and oral medications. Insulin is not always necessary.

Fact: Watch for symptoms. People fail to recognize symptoms when they’re mild. One in 11 Americans will have type 2 diabetes, but only 3 out of 4 even know it. Keep the following list of symptoms handy to check it from time to time.

    • Difficulty feeling satiated with food
    • Excessive thirst and/or frequent urination
    • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)
    • Unexplained fatigue
    • Blurry vision
    • Weight loss (type 1)

At Comfort Keepers® Victoria we feel that home is the best place to be.

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help with 24-hour care, senior care, companionship care, end-of-life care, post-surgery care, palliative care, personal care, senior living transition services, and much more! 

Comfort Keepers® Victoria Provides In-Home Elderly Care Services

Comfort Keepers® trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Comfort Keepers® Victoria In-Home Caregivers Can Help with Interactive Caregiving™

Our philosophy is to elevate the human spirit and our caregivers will be there every step of the way to ensure your loved one has a better quality of life. Personal and 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 which offers personal care, companionship care, palliative care, and end-of-life care by contacting the Comfort Keepers Victoria office.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria is proud to provide senior care and home care services to keep seniors safe in their homes.

If you are searching for home care near me, Comfort Keepers® Victoria can provide home care for the seniors of Victoria and the surrounding areas of Colwood, Saanich, Sidney, James Bay, and Oak Bay. Please call (778) 265-5999 and learn how your loved ones can receive compassionate, professional in-home care.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria has been accredited with Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation is an intensive process in which an organization’s processes, policies, and procedures are examined by industry experts against a set of quality standards. To achieve accredited status, Comfort Keepers offices met or exceeded the rigorous standards for Home Care companies, as defined by Accreditation Canada.

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