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Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels. According to data from the 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and another 79 million people have pre-diabetes. Men and women are affected nearly equally. This video series will help you recognize the symptoms and ramifications of diabetes, and offers tips on how to manage it in older adults.

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A University of Calgary diabetes specialist has found that combining aerobics and weight training is twice as good for those with Type 2 Diabetes.

Aerobics and Weights Good for Seniors with Diabetes

Exercise can do so much in helping seniors manage health conditions such as diabetes. One study reveals the rewards of aerobic and weight resistance. And don't discount the benefits of companionship in motivating older adults.

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Diabetes (1 of 6)

Knowing how to prevent diabetes, and fully understanding its symptoms, are your best ways to stop this disease and its ramifications in its tracks.

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Preventing Diabetes in Older Adults: Diabetes (2 of 6)

Diabetes doesn't have to be a given. By incorporating these simple measures, you can live a happy, and healthy, life.

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Diabetes Symptoms & Warning Signs for Older Adults: Diabetes (3 of 6)

Be sure to pay attention to the signals your body sends, and see your doctor if any of these common diabetes symptoms start to appear.

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Diagnosing Diabetes in Older Adults: Diabetes (4 of 6)

If you are experiencing some symptoms of diabetes, or have some risk factors, your doctor may test and monitor you for diabetes or pre-diabetes.

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Complications of Diabetes for Older Adults:
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Having diabetes increases your risk for developing many serious health problems, from heart disease to hearing loss.

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Diabetes Management for Older Adults:
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A proper management plan is the best way to prevent or stave off the more common complications

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