November 4, 2022
It was November 1975 when the American Diabetes Association (ADA) first declared November National Diabetes Awareness Month. While diabetes is a common condition among Americans, there are still many Americans that are unaware of what diabetes is, who is at risk, and what chronic conditions can result from the disease. For example, most Americans with diabetes have Type 2, which is highly preventable with diet, exercise, education, and understanding of the disease. As Director of Wellness at Vitalia Senior Residences at Stow, it is up to me to spread awareness and provide education for diabetes.
The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is Type 1 is genetic and Type 2 is lifestyle related. Some early signs and symptoms of diabetes are increased thirst and urination, and blurry vision.
Comorbidities that could arise because of diabetes include neuropathy, delayed wound healing, obesity, and heart disease. Some lifestyle changes that could be made to decrease the risk of diabetes are eating a healthy diet, decreasing sugar intake, and exercising more.
Eating out and finding time to make home-made, healthy meals is an obstacle for many at-risk Americans with diabetes.
We support our residents that have diabetes by encouraging a healthy diet and to drink water instead of sugary drinks.
It is important to know the signs and symptoms of diabetes. The Wellness Team of Vitalia Senior Residences at Stow is highly trained to recognize, educate, and help with the prevention of diabetes. We are also skilled with assisting residents currently afflicted with the disease.
VITALIA® Stow in Stow, OH offers senior villas, independent apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include 1804 Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just off of Hwy 8 at E Steels Corners Road just blocks from a wide range of shopping, dining, attractions, and health services.
December 2, 2022
Just as it is at home, at Vitalia Senior Residences at Stow, preparing for winter can be an arduous task. There are several projects that need to be completed in preparation for cold weather and few of them are easy, especially when Jack Frost decides to come a little early, like this year. Our homes […]
October 7, 2022
Remember the flu? Considering that we’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020, it’s understandable if you’ve put influenza on your mental back burner. The flu has not only been out of mind, but it’s also been largely out of sight. Between September 2020 and August 2021, there were a little over 2,000 […]