How lifestyle intervention can help older adults with diabetes manage their condition
Lifestyle intervention for older adults with diabetes offers many advantages which include better glycemic control reduced dependence-related risk elements, and better CVD risk factor management. Both early and later groups exhibit similar results. This article will discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks to such intervention. For more information, look up the reference section. This article outlines lifestyle alternatives for those suffering from diabetes who are over the age of 65. It provides vital information and evidence to support these claims.
Lifestyle intervention improves glycemic control
The Endocrine Society recently published clinical practice guidelines for diabetes management in older adults. Gerstein HC and Miller ME are the authors of the study (Action for Controlling Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Study Group, ACCORD). Riddle MC is also involved in it. Each patient’s A1C level and glycemic-control goals should be tailored to suit their individual needs according to the risk factors associated with diabetes, general health and willingness to stick to the treatment plan.
This increases the enjoyment of life for everyone
The objective of this lifestyle change is to lessen the risk of age-related complications of diabetes, a study suggests. The findings indicate the possibility of lifestyle changes to improve the control of blood pressure, metabolic health and weight in older individuals suffering from diabetes. The study did however reveal some weaknesses. Seniors had higher decrease in bone mass. Also, improvement in 2h plasma glucose and HbA1c was less noticeable for those who were older than older adults.
It reduces dependence-associated factors
The objective of interventions in the form of lifestyle for those suffering from diabetes is to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and lessen the burden of the disease. The LIFT Diabetes Research Study was designed to reduce the burden of diabetes and dependence-associated factors by incorporating a series of lifestyle interventions for older adults. Study results showed that intervention encouraged more activity as well as reduced urinary incontinence. Also, it improved sexual and motor performance.
This lowers the risk of CVD.
A new study demonstrates that a lifestyle intervention that targets older adults suffering from diabetes improves blood pressure and fats levels among healthy subjects. The intervention in the form of a lifestyle change also improved cardiovascular fitness and the control of glucose. Although the long-term effects of the intervention in lifestyle are not known, these research suggests that the reduction of risks for heart disease could enhance overall health and lower the incidence of CVD as well as death.
This reduces the risk of tooth decay.
Diabetes can be linked with dental health issues, such as gum disease, tooth decay, along with bad breath. The disease, which affects the body’s capacity to fight infections, can increase the level of sugar found in the mouth and contributes to the development of plaque. Plaque is composed from food particles and bacteria particles, attacks the surface of the teeth, which results in gum disease and cavities. Fortunately, a healthy eating plan and regular brushing will lower the chance of developing gingivitis.
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