Diabetes

Unfortunately within the Black community, Diabetes is very common but we mainly focus on Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is also very prevalent among People of Color...

Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes are very different in their diagnosis and treatment but with both; insulin, food, and exercise are key. If you have type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t make its own insulin to break down sugars within the body. With type 2 diabetes, insulin is being made but your body […]

VIA: REUTERS.COM (Reuters Health) – People who get plenty of vitamin K from food may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who get less of the vitamin, a new study suggests.   Researchers found that among more than 38,000 Dutch adults they followed for a decade, those who got the […]

VIA: WEBMD.COM If not controlled, diabetes can put you at risk for a host of complications that can affect nearly every organ in the body. They include: • The heart and blood vessels • The eyes • The kidneys • The nerves • The gums and teeth • Heart Disease, Blood Vessel Disease, and Diabetes […]

VIA: WEBMD.COM – PHOTO VIA: SAVVYHEALTHFITNESS.COM Learn the lifestyle changes that can get rid of your type 2 diabetes.   Type 2 diabetes can’t be cured, but it can be reversed by eating right and exercising regularly. Do what Karen Parrish, 53, did: Take control of your disease rather than letting your disease control you. […]

Via: ABCNews.com   A drink or two may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study shows. The study monitored over 30,000 adults between the ages of 20 and 70 who did not have diabetes. The study was conducted over a 10-year span. Moderate drinkers were found to have a lower risk of developing […]

Via: WebMD.com If you have diabetes or know someone who has diabetes, you know how important it is to be able to manage it and live a healthy life. Here are some ways to control diabetes for life: Principle 1: Educate yourself about diabetes. There are two types of diabetes. It is important to know […]

VIA: Google Images VIA:  MensHealth.Com In a Finnish study, men who ate the most apples and other foods high in quercetin had 20 percent less diabetes and heart disease deaths. Other good sources of quercetin are onions, tomatoes, leafy green vegetables, and berries. Legumes of all sorts—chickpeas, cannelloni beans, kidney beans, and lentils—are a great […]

VIA:  Health.Com Regular eye exams are important According to Sean F. Murphy, MD, Opthomologist at the Eye Care Institute in Louisville, KY, prevention is the key when it comes to vision related complications of diabetes. “Diabetic damage is kind of like going down the stairs. Wherever you are, our first goal is to kind of […]

VIA:  Health.Com Excess weight is the number one risk factor for type 2 diabetes.  A person who is over weight or obese is 90 times likely to develop type 2 diabetes according to health.Com.  Because belly fat sits in your mid section and surrounds organs that are vital in regulating blood sugar belly fat can […]