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La diabetes es una condición de cuidado continuo

Posted on 06/11/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolDice el refrán que no hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver, ni peor sordo que el que no quiere oír. Yo digo que es hora de acabar con eso, al menos cuando de salud se trata. Llevo varios días pensando seriamente en las complicaciones de la diabetes, —en este caso, a veces fatales— que nosotros mismos nos creamos como pacientes, cuando asumimos un estado de negación o desdén de nuestras condiciones de salud. El otro día mi esposo …

5 Things Caregivers Must Know About Diabetes

Posted on 04/17/2013 by |Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingWith a U.S. diabetic population of 26.9% age 65+, or 10.9 million, caregivers must be careful observers. If your parent or spouse has diabetes and is over age 65, read on. Their condition is unique to their age, but it’s not always treated that way. “Geriatric diabetes is not as well understood as it is for the pediatric population. Treating a 40-year-old the same way as an 80-year-old is inappropriate,” says Dr. Medha Munshi, a geriatrician and endocrinologist who runs …