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Self-Care After Your Diabetes Diagnosis

World Diabetes Day is in November, and if you’ve recently received a diabetes diagnosis, you may feel overwhelmed. You may hear conflicting information and not be sure what you should do next. We suggest you focus on your health, and take the time to learn how you can adjust your lifestyle and diet to ensure you live a long, happy life.

Diabetes Diagnosis

Plan Out Your Meals

Your doctor will connect you with a dietitian or nutritionist who can walk you through how you need to eat to keep your diabetes under control. This may mean making large changes in your diet, but don’t worry. Start by planning your next week of meals with the help of your dietitian or nutritionist.

Find Exercise You Enjoy 

Your doctor will also likely recommend that you begin to exercise. Many of us think of exercise as a boring, frustrating activity, but it doesn’t have to be. You should try a few activities until you find something you truly enjoy. Consider trying:

  • Walking in nature
  • Tai-Chi
  • Yoga
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Dancing

Reach Out to Family & Friends

Your loved ones are your best support, as they want you to be healthy and happy. Reaching out to them for support while you make necessary lifestyle changes can make your diabetes treatment more positive. They make want to join you as you take up an exercise routine and help you cook healthy meals.

Get Expert Senior Care, Wound Care & Diabetes Support From iCare Home Health

We offer senior care services that can help you with every aspect of self-care after your diabetes diagnosis. Our senior care services include at-home nurses, companion care, wound care, recreational therapy, and more. To learn more about our at-home health care services and senior care services, contact iCare Home Health today for a consultation.

iCare Home health is a boutique, visionary home healthcare agency that leverages creative and innovative solutions to empower Canadians, young or old to recover from medical procedure or age with dignity in the comfort of their homes.

Our services include Friend at Home, Personal Support at Home, Nurse at Home and Advanced foot care at home or at one of our growing clinics sites.

Our Care Plans are individualized to client needs and preferences. Our team is passionate about the care they provide and strive to make a difference wherever the opportunity arises.

For more information, visit our website at www.icarehomehealth.ca or email us at info@icarehomehealth.ca.

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President of iCare Home Health Services, a community based, boutique home health care company dedicated to serving the needs of our customers to maintain their quality of life and dignity while they recover from illness or age at the comfort of their own home.

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