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I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Health As I See It: Diabetes and Wound Care from Everyday Health


http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/type-2-diabetes-lifestyle/healing-cuts-with-diabetes.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_everydayhealthmanagingdiabetes_20140508

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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