Baby Boomers and Diabetes

New research from the University of Michigan Health System and VA Ann Arbor Health System indicates that, “Middle-age adults with diabetes are much more likely to develop age-related conditions than [are] their counterparts who don’t have” the disease. In particular, this study showed that, “For adults aged 51-60 with diabetes, the odds of developing new geriatric conditions were nearly double” — with the most prevalent of these ailments including “cognitive impairment, incontinence, falls, dizziness, vision impairment, and pain.” Given, the increasing percentage of Americans dealing with diabetes (or metabolic syndrome, a pre-diabetic condition), this situation likely bears watching, especially now that the Baby Boomers are beginning to turn 65.

Our staff, here at your local Kitsap Peninsula Home Instead Office can help your loved ones manage daily living tasks with the help of one of highly trained CAREGivers.  Please call our office for more information at 360-782-4663 or 253-514-9201.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Diabetes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s