Tips for Caregivers Transferring Patients
Caregivers helping transfer patients safely, remember to:
Constant high blood sugar levels can cause your wounds to heal slowly. It can also cause your wound to not heal.
We all can think of reasons not to exercise…no time, boring, hate to sweat…you know the excuses. But exercising to heal can really pay off in control of your blood sugar, if you are diabetic. It improves your heart, muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. Exercise can lower cholesterol level, provide more energy, and even give you a better attitude! Exercise and wound healing go hand-in-hand!
Millions of older adults are abused each year. There are many kinds of abuse. Tell your health care provider if you experience any of the following, or call one of the numbers above if any of the following happens to you:
Diabetes is a disease where the body does not make enough insulin. The body needs insulin to break down sugar. Too much sugar will stay in your blood stream and can harm your body.
Eating the right foods can help your wound heal. To heal your wound, your body will need to use more calories. Your body will need protein. It will use Vitamin A and C, and sometimes the mineral Zinc. Read on to learn what to eat when you have an ulcer.