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Community living eases diabetes management

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BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanAccording to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 percent of seniors over age 65 have diabetes, diagnosed or undiagnosed. Twenty-nine million Americans have the disease.

November is American Diabetes Month. It’s a good reminder to find out more about diabetes risk factors (visit www.diabetes.org/) and to schedule medical tests to check for prediabetes.

For those already diagnosed with diabetes, is your disease well-managed? If not, why not?

Nutrition is the cornerstone of proper diabetes management. In some cases, proper nutrition alone will curb diabetes symptoms and eliminate the need for insulin.

At Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence, three meals a day are served in the dining room, which has flexible meal plans and hours. Whenever possible, our kitchen serves seasonal organic produce, natural beef and chicken and organic Oregon seafood. Diabetic desserts are also offered.

Exercise, foot care and regular medical checkups are essential for staying healthy with diabetes.

We have fitness options such as exercise classes, water aerobics and tranquil walking paths through the property’s gardens and alongside a creek. Foot and nail care is offered on-site.

We provide scheduled door-to-door transportation for residents to visit their doctors and dentists.

Our independent-living community has 24-hour on-site resident managers. Each apartment is equipped with emergency pull-cords in the living room, bedrooms and bathroom.

Call Beaverton Lodge today to arrange a tour and a complimentary meal.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005