Community Health Services of Union County, Inc. 

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DIABETES EDUCATION TIPS

Promote Wound Healing with Good Nutrition

1.Plan healthy, balanced meals and snacks that include the right amount of foods from all the food groups — protein, fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains.


2.Choose vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C, such as strawberries or spinach. For adequate zinc, choose whole grains and consume protein, such as eggs, meat, dairy or seafood. Some wounds may require a higher intake of certain vitamins and minerals to support healing. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting any new supplements.


3.Include adequate protein throughout the day. Include a source of protein at each meal or snack. A sample menu may include scrambled eggs for breakfast, black bean tacos for lunch, yogurt or cheese for a snack and chicken at dinner.


4.Stay well-hydrated with water or other unsweetened beverages.


5.For people with diabetes, control blood sugar levels to help prevent wounds from developing and to support healing and recovery.



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