In Home Care Rancho Bernardo, CA. Home Nursing Agency Raises Awareness of American Diabetes Day

Home Health Agency, Firstat Nursing Services, an in-home care and home nursing company providing caregivers in Rancho Bernardo and San Diego, publishes diabetes health tips designed for seniors
SAN DIEGO - March 25, 2013 - PRLog -- Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 - “March 25th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and the perfect time to spread the word about getting tested for diabetes as well as sharing strategies for prevention,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA.  

“With millions of adults and children living with diabetes and millions more at high risk, raising awareness about the disease and the impact of healthy lifestyle choices is an important goal,” continued Goodrich.  Here are some ways to help in the effort to make early detection and prevention of diabetes a top priority.

Testing for Pre-Diabetes - The American Diabetes Association offers a free test, called the Diabetes Risk Test, to anyone interested in learning if they have pre-diabetes or an unusually high risk for developing diabetes. The test is available year round and is easy. After testing is over, blood glucose levels can be tested which, if elevated, can predict diagnosis of diabetes.

Risk Factors and Healthy Lifestyle Choices - There are several well known risk factors for developing diabetes including obesity, age, a sedentary lifestyle, family history, even race. Some of these factors cannot be controlled, as in age, family history and race. But others, like obesity and a sedentary lifestyle can be decreased. In fact, statistics show that maintaining a healthy body weight through regular exercise and diet is the most effective way to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and reduce diabetes related complications. Eating a well balanced diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and fiber is a smart strategy.  

Benefits of Home Health Care - Diabetes management can be enhanced by the right professional in-home health care. Having the expertise and knowledge of an experienced nurse to care for a loved one living with diabetes often leads to happier, healthier patients. Having the opportunity to remain in the home while facing challenges associated with diabetes and diabetes-related complications is a critical part of keeping loved ones independent. From nutrition to blood glucose monitoring to assistance with a wide variety of daily activities, a skilled in-home nurse - even part time - benefits health and well being.

Making healthy lifestyle choices, like eating right and maintaining a healthy body weight, are key factors in early detection and prevention of diabetes. With everyone’s help, the goal of American Diabetes Association Alert Day can be realized with more people living a healthy, happy, diabetes-free life.

People wanting to learn more are encouraged to visit the company website and pick up a copy of their free report “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit,

About Firstat Nursing Services
Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association.  Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997.  To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit
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