Diabetes is an equal opportunity disease. It afflicts both the young and old alike. While young adults are typically able to manage the disease by themselves, seniors often need more help to combat diabetes and in our area turn to Long Beach at home care services for assistance.
Type 1 diabetes typically begins earlier in life, while a diabetes type 2 diagnosis is associated with older adults. Seniors can reduce the risk of a diabetes type 2 diagnosis in many ways, especially with regards to improving diet and exercise. A study showed that people 60 years and older reduced a diabetes type 2 diagnosis by 71 percent by getting thirty minutes of exercise five times a week combined with a low-fat, low-calorie diet.