Anyone suffering with diabetes knows the importance of keeping blood sugar levels under control to prevent long-term complications such as kidney damage or cardiovascular disease. When improperly managed, however, patients can experience complications leading to serious health issues. There are many signs and symptoms to indicate that a person may not be managing their diabetes appropriately and are at risk for hypoglycemia.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Dizziness Is Cause For Concern At Any Age
Dizziness can strike anyone at any age. In many cases it is a brief event with no short- or long-term consequences, but as we age or if we are suffering from other health issues, a wave of dizziness could lead to a trip or fall accident and that could be dangerous. When you consider that for individuals over the age of 65 the number one reason for an emergency room visit is because of a trip or fall, you can see how crucial it is to pay attention to your body and to any issues relating to dizziness.
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
Your parents were right when they told you that sleep was important and that you should get at least eight hours per night.
Nighttime Dangers Due To Falls
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults 65+ will encounter a fall every year. In order to avoid falls, especially during the nighttime hours, there are some steps that can be taken to lessen their chances of having a medical emergency.
Step-Families Involved In Elder Care
Today’s families are no longer just mom, dad and the kids; in many cases there are blended and step-families and this can lead to the need for conversations like “Who’s going to care for Mom and Dad as they age?” This is especially true if a couple had been married for decades and the in-laws were an integral part of their lives – it’s not always a relationship that is easily dismissed.
Senior Safety Tips
Even though National Older Americans Month has wrapped up, safety in the home is a year-round issue that caregivers need to be aware of. Just as our parents age we may find ourselves in need of “age-proofing” the home just as we “baby-proofed” the home when our children were younger.
Staying Healthy All Winter Long Requires Action
Ask anyone and they will likely tell you it’s easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy once you’re under the weather. And as we age, it seems that our immune systems require a bit of a kick start to help keep us healthy and happy during cold and flu season.
The Benefits Of Online Medical Records
In today’s electronic era, there isn’t anything we can’t find online… including our medical records. Chances are, the last time you saw your physician, he or she handed you a piece of paper with instructions for accessing your online medical records. There are great reasons to log into your online account and to check to make certain all of the information is correct.