Diabetes is a common disease to elders. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, about 422 million people in the world have diabetes and it’s one of the leading causes of death in the world. This is very alarming for all of us and it needs to be taken action. If you don’t want to be one of the people who is affected by diabetes, here are ways how to prevent them:
One of the causes why a person suffers from diabetes is that they are obese. If you don’t exercise regularly, bad cholesterol will stay in your body and replaces the good cholesterol. These bad cholesterol help increase the risk of heart disease and stroke since they narrow down your arteries and block the flow of blood. That’s why to reduce them, you need to exercise in order to sweat and broke down your bad cholesterol.
Eat the right foods
Of course, exercising is not the only solution to fight diabetes. One of the causes of diabetes is the intake of foods that have high bad cholesterol content. Examples of these are junk foods, desserts, cakes, and oily foods. If you avoid these and eat foods with high nutrients like vegetables and fruits, then there’s a high chance for you to keep yourself from having diabetes.
Did you know that herbal plants are also effective in treating people with diabetes? According to a study by Dr. M. Thistle, there are 18 herbal plants that play a big role in treating diabetes. Some of these are Okra, Onion, Cinnamon, Garlic, Green Tea, Licorice, Bitter Gourd, Cayenne Pepper, and much more. Mixing your favorite dish with these herbal plants will minimize your risk of having diabetes due to their good effects.
Diabetes can really be a threat to everyone, especially elders. That’s why even at a young age, we need to have an active lifestyle so that we won’t have to suffer diabetes when we’re old. If your elders are starting to have symptoms of diabetes, get them to have an active lifestyle now. If they have it, it’s never too late for them to do these things. 24 Hours Care is there to take care of your elders. They are in good hands. Call us at 617-559-9900 or 617-244-4676 or visit us at 73 Lexington St., Suite #LL5, Newton, MA 02466.