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.
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
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.
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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.