Take Charge of Your Health!
Did you know that the month of November is American Diabetes Month? According to Minority Women’s Health, “Diabetes is a disease that causes blood sugar levels to be too high and is one of the biggest health challenges facing African- Americans, especially African-American women.” The most common form of Diabetes is Type 2 diabetes, which contributes highly to the most serious complications of the disease: amputations and kidney failure.
Ladies, the best way to detect Diabetes early is by regular doctor visits. There are preventive measures that can be taken as well to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes from developing:
· Maintain a healthy weight.
· Eat low-fat, well-balanced meals.
· Make physical activity a habit.
· Limit your alcohol intake.
Here are some additional resources to utilize for prevention and education of Diabetes: