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November 14 is World Diabetes Day

The month of November is very busy for all of us. Thanksgiving is on the horizon and many of us will be getting together for that great day of eating and family camaraderie. The gathering can be a great time for all but the dietary needs of some family members may need to be taken into consideration. Those with diabetes may not be able to partake in everything offered but that shouldn?t be too difficult to make allowances for.

If you know that a visiting family member has diabetes you should contact them and get an idea of what they can and can?t have. There are general suggestions available from the National Diabetes Association but familiarity with the needs of your loved one is the best way to plan your meal.

November is National Diabetes awareness month and November 14 has again been designated as World Diabetes Day. This is to make people aware of the disease and its effects on all of us especially family members. Diabetes is becoming a more prevalent problem in our country and around the world. In addition to affects on the digestive system diabetes can also contribute greatly to heart problems and strokes along with another disease – Alzheimer?s.

Both diseases are putting pressure on our health system and caring for family members with either condition can be supported with help from a home health aide. These professionals can help a family member with activities of daily living such as meal preparation and medicine management. Specialty Care Services has many care options to offer a senior with either of these conditions.

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