1. Improve blood glucose management. Activity makes your body more sensitive to the insulin you make. Activity also burns glucose (calories). Both actions help maintain lowerr blood glucose levels.
2. Lower blood pressure. Activity makes your heart stronger, meaning stronger and slower pumps. Continue reading
A community forum focused on the health of Chinatown put together by the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) took place on April 27 at the Metropolitan Community Room. Continue reading
Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death. About half of the people who don’t quit smoking will die of smoking-related problems. Quitting smoking is important for your health and provides many benefits. Soon after you quit, your circulation begins to improve, and your blood pressure starts to return to a normal level. Your sense of smell and taste return and breathing starts to become easier. In the long term, giving up tobacco can help you live longer. Your risk of getting cancer decreases with each year you stay smoke-free. Quitting is not easy, though. You may have … Continue reading
Many complications of diabetes, including kidney disease, foot problems and vision problems are generally well recognized. But the disease’s impact on the brain is often overlooked. Continue reading
The Atkins Diet The goal of the Atkins Diet is to switch the body’s metabolism from metabolizing glucose as energy and, instead, use the body’s stored fat as its source of energy. To do this, a person limits their intake of carbohydrates. Despite the diet’s popularity, the effect remains a subject of a lot of debate. Some studies have said that the Atkins diet helps prevent cardiovascular disease, lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the amount of good cholesterol (HDL). Other studies have suggested that the diet could hurt the human body by contributing to osteoporosis and kidney stones. … Continue reading
Many, if not most, people spend a lot of their time thinking about the food they are eating. How many calories? How much fat? How many carbohydrates? All are questions we ask ourselves often. But for diabetics, keeping an eye on the nutritional value and quantity of food you eat is especially important. However, diabetes does not have to limit the choices you have when dining. In fact, most recipes don’t have to change much at all when shaping your diet around your body’s needs. But there are a few lifestyle and dietary choices that require some extra caution: Continue reading