Saturday, February 23, 2013

Health Tips for February 23

Heart Fact
Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood to the body.

Living with Dialysis
Home dialysis can greatly improve the quality of your life. Ask your kidney center about training.

Hair and Skin Care
To maintain healthy skin and hair, don't wash too often! This can strip protective oils.

Preventing Cancer
While cancer can be caused by many things, you can improve your health and minimize risk of cancer by not smoking, having a healthy diet, watching calorie intact, most things in moderation, avoid and learn to manage stress, and stay hydrated.

Diabetes Care

  • Learn all you can about proper diabetic nutrition.
  • Try to avoid being uncontrolled. An A1c less than 6.5 is optimal and achievable if you put in the work. Even with medication, an A1c greater than 7 for prolonged periods will ultimately cause debilitating problems.
  • Take your medicines.
  • Get your labs done every 3-4 months.
  • Get your annual eye and feet exams.

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