Understanding Diabetes’ Impact on Seniors in Dayton, Ohio
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), over 25% of Americans 65 and older have been diagnosed with diabetes. Bethany Village and Kettering Health Network’s Joslin Diabetes Center recently held an outreach event to educate residents about the identification, prevention and management of diabetes. Alison Studer, BSN, RN, a Patient Educator for KHN Community Outreach, offered residents a great overview of the state of diabetes care. We have captured some of the highlights of her presentation for those unable to attend. Read on to learn more about diabetes as a condition, the dangers it poses to health, the risk factors and tests that can identify diabetes and pre-diabetes and dietary techniques for managing blood sugar.