Assistant your diabetic loved one this autumn

November is National Diabetes Month, and an excellent reminder that the entire family should be involved with making sure that our diabetic loved ones stay healthy.

Here are some ways you can participate in healthy choices and actions with the whole family:

Plan meals carefully. Everyone can benefit from healthy   eating guidelines that your diabetic family member needs to follow.

Make fitness a part of your day.  Taking a walk together is a great way to help the entire family stay in shape, and to help your diabetic family member control blood sugars.

Feet can get cold on chilly autumn nights, so anyone with diabetes should wear socks to bed if their feet are cold.  They should never use a heating pad or hot water bottle.

Helped your family member check his or her.  Cuts, scratches, blisters, redness, and swelling can be detected early before they become a big problem.  So, inspect feet daily, and call our office of the first side of trouble.

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