As we age and become less mobile, we exercise less.
There is a tendency for elderly people to put on weight, and about three in 10 people over the age of 50 are obese. Waist measurements rather than BMI (Body Mass Index) should be used to assess the degree of obesity. Increased risk of mortality and morbidity is associated with visceral obesity, where there are large amounts of intra-abdominal and loss...
The more you weigh, the higher your risk of diabetes. What you eat and your overall weight plays a key role in your risk level of contracting diabetes. And if you already have diabetes? Diet and exercise can help control blood sugar and weight levels.
A healthy diet and a good exercise regime can make the difference between your 'livability' and your 'disability.' Diabetes is a difficult disease to manage...
In a word, yes!
Diabetes can be a difficult disease to manage, especially for the elderly or caregivers of the elderly.
But you may also be able to help your body maintain normal blood sugar levels by eating a healthy, balanced diet:
Choose snacks and foods that fit into the recommended food groups.
Enjoy exercise and physical activity to keep your weight in optimal ranges