Create Your Plate – Meal Planning for Residents with Diabetes

Meal planning is an important part of managing diabetes.  While a number of different diets may be used, one simple approach is the “Create Your Plate” method recommended by the American Diabetes Association.  It is simple and effective, and allows residents to incorporate their favorite foods into meals.

Balancing Diabetes During the Holidays

The holiday season is a special time of year where we get to enjoy parties and gatherings with the people that we love the most.  These festive get-togethers often include a wide and flavorful variety of foods, desserts and beverages.  From the travel, change of routine and large quantity of food, this time of year …

Infection Prevention During Blood Glucose Monitoring

Over 26% of the adults age 65 or older have diabetes, which means many assisted living and residential care providers are caring for residents with diabetes who require blood glucose monitoring or insulin injections.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released guidelines designed to decrease the risk of infection when assisting with …

Diabetes and Oral Health

Do you and your care staff know about the connection between diabetes and oral health?  According to the American Diabetes Association there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes; placing them at highest risk for gingivitis and periodontitis.