A holiday feast can be tough to navigate when you're watching your sugar intake. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 26 percent of seniors over 65 have the chronic condition. Chances are that someone in your family or from your retirement community has diabetes and can't indulge in traditional Thanksgiving desserts. This year, why not whip up a delicious holiday treat that everyone can enjoy? Here are a few diabetic dessert recipes that will help to bring a little sweetness to everyone's day.
It's near impossible to get in the Halloween spirit when you're on a low-sugar diet, as much of the holiday revolves around candy and other sweets. However, with the right recipe, you can join in on the festivities without feeling any guilt. Whip up one of these low- or no-sugar treats to bring along to your retirement community's Halloween party so that you and other dieters can indulge.
Millions of people are diagnosed with diabetes each year, a large portion of which are adults over the age of 65. As we continue to age, it's increasingly important to monitor which foods enter the body, as some may be more capable of fighting against this condition than others.
Seniors living with diabetes must exercise extreme caution when selecting which foods to integrate into their diets. While people with this condition know to shy away from foods high in sugar content, a new study indicates that they should avoid those high in sodium, as well.
Summer offers the perfect time for seniors to break out their favorite family recipes to wow their friends at an outdoor picnic or impress residents at their retirement communities during a social event. Dips are an excellent dish to bring along to any party, sporting event celebration or outdoor event - not only are they easy to transport and prepare, but they can also be replete with nutritious and tasty bites.
The New York Times profiled a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that connects high blood sugar to dementia. Researchers looked at the blood glucose levels of more than 2,000 people who were part of a nonprofit HMO, following them for an average of seven years. The majority of patients had not received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and none of them were living with dementia when the study began.
Diabetes remains a very real concern to many people in senior living, but it seems as though there are ways individuals can reduce their risk.
Any experienced baker knows that when bananas turn brown, you don't throw them away - you make banana bread! Sweet and satisfying, this breakfast (or snack or dessert) food is one of the most beloved recipes in many families. Baking a loaf of banana bread is the perfect way to stave off chilly days and enjoy a special breakfast treat all week long.