Diabetes is often a concern for the aging community. So this New Year is a good time to look back and reflect on your health care habits – especially your diabetes management routine. Doing so will help you achieve your health goals and live a longer life.
Here are some New Year’s resolutions you should consider to take control of diabetes.
- Regularly keep in contact with your physician.
Seniors with diabetes often neglect meeting with their healthcare providers due to various reasons. However, this new year, you should resolve yourself to do it as often as your doctor suggested. Generally, seniors who are receiving home health care in Florida and are managing their diabetes well, only need to meet with their provider 2-3 times a year.
- Quit or tone down your unhealthy habits.
If you smoke or drink excessively, now’s the time to quit. We know it’s not easy, but taking small steps towards quitting is better than not starting at all. Seek help from your loved ones and professionals. That way, you can stay motivated throughout your journey.
- Develop healthy and realistic health goals.
One of the reasons why many fail to reach their health goals is that they set lofty goals from the very beginning. If you’re just starting, your goals should be realistic and something you can accomplish. It could be something as simple as eating more vegetables and taking a 30-minute walk every day.
If you need help in managing your diabetes and your health, talk to us at Active Home Health Care. We provide a wide range of home care services such as skilled nursing, medical nutritional therapy, and many others.