Type 2 Diabetes is a challenging condition for people of all ages, but when a senior is faced with treatment options, special considerations are taken into account. Despite the number of cases rising among people sixty-five and older, there is less clinical evidence from research than from younger patients. Seniors, their caregivers, and their doctors can work together to make decisions on individual lifestyle changes and medical options.
10. Reduce Stress
Stress is detrimental to a healthy lifestyle for everyone, but for seniors with Type 2 diabetes, it can lead to a diminished quality of life, as well as mental health issues, like depression. When under stress, people may not feel as physically strong or healthy as they are used to, forcing them to quit some favorite activities. It is important to practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing or tai chi and make time to do the things one enjoys.