As you get older, there are different methods to control blood sugar. Pay attention to mastering these 4 skills.

In our country, people aged 60 and above belong to the elderly.

The elderly are the main force in the diabetic population.

Elderly sugar friends are often accompanied by diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary heart disease, cerebral infarction, etc. The metabolic ability of the body gradually deteriorates, and the eyesight and legs and feet are not so flexible.

In Dr. Clove’s view, the elderly sugar lovers are the key protection objects and must be focused on prevention. On the way to fight against sugar demons, their methods are different from those of ordinary adult diabetics.

Eat, don’t deliberately lose weight

Many elderly sugar lovers worry that they are too fat and their blood sugar is too high. They eat it, so they strictly control their diet and their bodies are getting thinner and thinner. At this time, they are still overjoyed. After all, [it is difficult for a daughter to buy old and thin]!

Dr. Clove suggested:

Yes, diet control is indeed one of the ways to lose weight and blood sugar.

However, with the increase of age, the amount of human muscle gradually decreases.

After entering old age, if you deliberately diet to lose weight without moderate energy and protein nutrition intake, oligomyosis-syndrome caused by muscle loss and muscle hypofunction is easy to occur.

Often manifested as fatigue, unstable standing, easy to fall, etc., affecting daily life.

According to < < Guidelines for Medical Nutrition Treatment of Diabetes in China > >, it is suggested that:

Old sugar lovers can keep their weight without deliberately losing weight, let alone losing weight by not eating.

Attention should be paid to proper intake of protein (1.0 ~ 1.3 g per kilogram of body weight per day). High-quality protein should be given priority to, including animal protein (such as fish and pork) and soybean protein (such as bean products) in vegetable protein.

Improper exercise is not good for health.

Regular exercise is a good helper to control blood sugar and prevent complications.

Elderly sugar lovers often suffer from various heart and lung diseases, osteoarthropathy and diabetic complications.

Too intense exercise, such as football, basketball, fast running, etc., is easy to increase the physical burden and worsen the disease.

Dr. Clove suggested:

Elderly sugar lovers should do more moderate and low intensity aerobic exercises, such as fast walking, Taijiquan, cycling, table tennis, etc.

During exercise, the heartbeat and breathing are accelerated but not urgent. After exercise, the heart is relaxed and happy. The appetite and sleep are good. Fatigue and muscle soreness can disappear after a short rest. If you feel intolerable, reduce the exercise intensity as soon as possible.

The exercise time can be set to exercise 5 days a week for 30 minutes each time.

Control, blood sugar target can be appropriately relaxed

Glycosylated hemoglobin is the key to the control of blood sugar. Glycosylated hemoglobin should be less than 7% in patients with type 2 diabetes.

So, is this the same standard for elderly sugar lovers?


Dr. Clove suggested:

Some elderly sugar lovers are prone to hypoglycemia under strict blood sugar control.

The blood sugar target can be relaxed according to the situation:

    Good physical condition, expected life span of more than 10 years, no complications, glycosylated hemoglobin should be less than 7.0%; Good physical condition, life expectancy of more than 10 years, mild complications, high possibility of hypoglycemia, glycosylated hemoglobin should be relaxed to less than 7.5%; Physical condition is general, life expectancy is more than 5 years, moderate complications and hypoglycemia are likely to occur, glycosylated hemoglobin should be relaxed to less than 8.0%; Poor physical condition, life expectancy is less than 5 years, loss of daily living ability, glycosylated hemoglobin is less than 8.5%.

Beware of physical [weird] behaviour

The function of the nervous system in the elderly has declined, coupled with the destruction of diabetes, the signals sent by the elderly sugar friends in some unexpected situations may not be typical, but rather behave very [weird].

For example:

Hypoglycemia: palpitation, trembling, hunger, sweating, pale complexion, etc., but the elderly sugar friends complicated with hypoglycemia only feel dizzy, prone to fall, hemiplegia, etc., or sudden abnormal behavior, if not identified as soon as possible, is likely to induce coma, endangering life;

Myocardial infarction: sudden chest tightness, chest continuous squeezing pain, etc., the elderly sugar friends may only show fatigue, palpitation, edema, etc. Importantly, in the face of these sudden illness, the elderly sugar friends can not have any uncomfortable performance, until the diagnosis, it is too late.

Dr. Clove suggested:

Elderly sugar lovers should be more alert to abnormal physical performance. Once the performance is [weird], check their blood sugar first. If the blood sugar is lower than 3.9 mmol/L, hypoglycemia is coming. Eat candy and snacks quickly and then go to the hospital for further examination.