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:

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  • Vickie
    November 8, 2010 at 4:26 am

    In the mid 1990s, I contracted diabetes type II. However, in 2001, I overcame it due to lifestyle change, which included become a vegetarian/vegan, following a cultural specific health and wellness program for African American women, ultimately losing just over 100 pounds. I got down to my real weight (125 pounds) and size (small 0-5). I did it all in just over one years time.

    Also, check out this video of Dr. Afrika's How to Overcome Diabetes: . .Dr. Afrika is phenomenal and internationally known.

  • Bronze Magazine
    November 8, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Vickie, I applaud you for your strength and dedication in making a lifestyle change by chosing to be "healthy." Your story is a true inspiration, one that more African-American women need to be exposed to. Also, thank-you for sharing your link.


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