Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

**Diabetes and Wound Care from Everyday Health

This is a short article on foot and wound care.  It says the number one defense against infection, and poor healing, is to keep you blood sugar within normal levels.  It also mentions four other safety tips:  Check your feet and vulnerable areas frequently, if you have worrisome areas get medical help, if you have issues with your feet try to stay off them, or if elsewhere avoid pressure which interferes with blood circulation,  and lastly, maintain adequate nutrition and hydration.
Sometimes poor nutrition habits may keep wounds from healing well.  We need to make sure we are eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, which will aid in healing.

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