What is diabetes in older adults?

Diabetes in Older Adults

How can you avoid food struggles with an older adult who has diabetes?

When a person with diabetes isn't eating well, it's easy to take on the role of "food police." If you are struggling with this challenge, try to shift your approach. Here's an example.

  • Think about a food that the person really enjoys. This might be a sweet snack at bedtime.
  • Rather than saying "no" to this favorite food, think about helping downsize the portion. For example, for someone who loves a big bowl full of ice cream, fill a smaller bowl.

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