November 4, 2022
It was November 1975 when the American Diabetes Association (ADA) first declared November National Diabetes Awareness Month. While diabetes is a common condition among Americans, there are still many Americans that are unaware of what diabetes is, who is at risk, and what chronic conditions can result from the disease. For example, most Americans with diabetes have Type 2, which is highly preventable with diet, exercise, education, and understanding of the disease. As Director of Wellness at Vitalia Active Adult Community – North Olmsted, it is up to me to spread awareness and provide education for diabetes.
The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is Type 1 is a genetic condition that shows up early in life and Type 2 is mainly lifestyle related and develops over time. Some early signs and symptoms of diabetes are feeling thirstier, losing weight without trying, and having blurry vision. Comorbidities that can arise because of diabetes are hypertension, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure.
Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, reducing stress, and exercising can help decrease the risk of diabetes. Some obstacles for at-risk Americans include being over 45 years old, lack of physical activity, and poor diet.
We support our residents with diabetes by offering mental and emotional support, observing for symptoms of high or low blood sugar, and by encouraging physical activity.
It is important to know the signs and symptoms of diabetes. The Wellness Team of
Vitalia Active Adult Community – North Olmsted is highly trained to recognize, educate, and help with the prevention of diabetes. We are also skilled with assisting residents currently afflicted with the disease.
VITALIA® North Olmsted in North Olmsted, OH offers 55+ villa homes, senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Kingston’s Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Comfortably located right off Lorain Road just minutes from a wide range of shopping and attractions.
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