New recommendations state that all adults over age 18 with type 1 diabetes should test daily. (Older recommendations suggested starting at age 25). Self-monitoring for type 2 diabetes also has benefits, but the benefits aren’t nearly so clear if you don’t take insulin. In that case you should check with your doctor.By Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
With coronavirus still threatening the well-being of countless Americans—and many people spending more time at home than ever before—giving your home a daily deep clean has never been as pressing of a priority as it is now. However, just because you’re cleaning your home more frequently doesn’t mean you need to spend more time on that often thankless task. We’ve reached out to cleaning and disinfecting experts to bring you sanitizing tips that will save you time, money, and your sanity in the long run.
Walking, swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, aerobic dancing or any of dozens of other activities can help your heart. They all cause you to feel warm, perspire and breathe heavily without being out of breath and without feeling any burning sensation in your muscles. Whether it is a structured exercise program or just part of your daily routine, all exercise adds up to a healthier heart. Take the first step by walking. It’s free, easy to do and when you have a walking companion, you’re more likely to stay motivated.https://www.heart.org/en