Fatigue is the name of the game with Diabetes (Posted late on 09/09 from 09/06)

It’s a fact, people that have Type 2 Diabetes feel tired a good portion of the time. According to the website http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/dangers-skipping-meals-when-you-have-diabetes, there are certain ways that they can fight fatigue and boost their energy levels – especially with the help of their caretaker that is working on learning everything that they can about this topic.

Over the past couple of days, I have been suggesting that it is better for your clients to eat three evenly spaced meals or several small, healthy-style large snacks in order to keep the levels of insulin and glucomen even in the body throughout the day. This is the first way for diabetics to keep their energy levels stable throughout the day and combat fatigue.

Snacking for those that do feel fatigued is okay, a small amount of carbohydrates should even be considered to help the energy level boost. Protein is a sure way for your client to feel full thus should be a portion of the snack as well, so perhaps a half of a sandwich with whole grains would do the trick.

The website also provided these ideas for snacks containing a small portion of carbs and some protein:

  • 1/2 cup carrot sticks and 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1/2 cup cantaloupe and 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 small apple and 12 almonds
  • 1 small apple and 1 string cheese
  • 1/2 cup banana slices and 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Many times your clients that have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes will have to change their overall lifestyle in order to feel regular or normal again. You can help them. When you do, you will be displaying the fact you believe that With Age Comes Respect.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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