Healogics Blog

Transferring Patients Safely

 

Tips for Caregivers Transferring Patients

Caregivers helping transfer patients safely, remember to:

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Safety, Cancer

Elevated Blood Sugars: How Do They Affect Wound Healing?

 

Constant high blood sugar levels can cause your wounds to heal slowly. It can also cause your wound to not heal.

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Topics: Diabetes, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention

Exercise Doesn't Have to be Difficult

 

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!

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Cancer

Personal Safety

 

Elder Abuse

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:

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Safety, Cancer

Diabetes and Foot Ulcers

 

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.

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Topics: Diabetes, Types of Wounds, Wound Care

Nutrition is a Very Important Part of Wound Healing

 

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.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Cancer