November 4, 2022
It was November 1975 when the American Diabetes Association (ADA) first declared November National Diabetes Awareness Month. While diabetes is a common condition among Americans, there are still many Americans that are unaware of what diabetes is, who is at risk, and what chronic conditions can result from the disease. For example, most Americans with diabetes have Type 2, which is highly preventable with diet, exercise, education, and understanding of the disease. As Director of Wellness at The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville, it is up to me to spread awareness and provide education for diabetes.
The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is Type 1 diabetes usually begins early on in a person’s life and Type 2 is acquired over time based on a person’s lifestyle choices. Signs and symptoms of diabetes include polyuria, excessive thirst, fatigue, hunger, weight loss, and blurred vision. A person can also develop cancer, heart disease, hypertension, and obesity because of diabetes.
Decreasing the risk of diabetes can be done by exercising and making healthy food choices. Some obstacles at-risk Americans face are being noncompliant with checking their blood sugar levels, not eating healthy, not exercising, and not taking their medications.
We support our residents that have diabetes by offering healthy choices on the menu, presenting healthy snacks, and encouraging them to join the exercise class offered in our community.
It is important to know the signs and symptoms of diabetes. The Wellness Team of The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville is highly trained to recognize, educate, and help with the prevention of diabetes. We are also skilled with assisting residents currently afflicted with the disease.
The Boulevard Senior Living of Wentzville in Wentzville, MO offers 55+ villa homes, senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Livingston’s Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just south of Highway 70 at the intersection of highway Z and Perry Cate Boulevard, on a fast path to St. Charles County, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Louis proper, and St. Charles.
December 2, 2022
Just as it is at home, at The Boulevard Senior Living Wentzville, preparing for winter can be an arduous task. There are several projects that need to be completed in preparation for cold weather and few of them are easy, especially when Jack Frost decides to come a little early, like this year. Our homes […]
June 30, 2022
Men’s Health Month was created in 1992 to raise awareness of the importance of proper screenings, early detection, and obtaining regular medical advice for men and to encourage young men to implement self-care and a healthy lifestyle. Studies show a significant difference between the health of men and the health of women, as men are […]