There’s a lot of misinformation with respect to the causes of diabetes and how to live with diabetes. It’s clear that we have a lot of educating to do to help patients and to help family members understand how to be a good support team. Diabetes, in its many forms, is a complex disease. There […]
As a parent, you want the best for your child, from health care to home life to education. Raising a child with type 1 diabetes can make the stakes higher—even when everything is going well. But how do you react when a necessary part of your child’s life keeps him from success? That’s the situation […]
When you ask Jessica where “home” is, she pictures the Indian reservation in upstate New York where her parents are from. Jessica’s family is part of the Haudenosaunee—the people of the longhouses—where entire family units live together in one house with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, parents and siblings. Close family ties define her community. At […]
The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) announced Tuesday, May 1st that Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE would serve as new CEO. She joined the ADA National Board of Directors in January 2018. Ms. Brown lives with Type 2 Diabetes and is an enthusiastic fundraiser and volunteer for her local chapter. Ms. Brown joins the ADA from Sam’s Club, […]
When Amy was initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was both discouraged and overwhelmed. Mustering all the courage she had, she soon took the first step toward managing the disease by pledging to herself that she would do everything in her power to be there for her family in the future.
What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk? One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The […]
Tech companies are always looking for new ways to improve how we monitor our health. There’s a new gadget that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration that can help diabetes better monitor their blood glucose levels. The device, the Freestyle Libre Flash Monitoring System, uses a sensor to detect blood glucose levels […]
African Americans have the highest rate of diabetes, but get this: it’s a preventable disease. We can actually win the fight against it. Genetic traits, the prevalence of obesity, and insulin resistance all contribute to the risk of diabetes in the African American community. African Americans also have a high rate of diabetic complications, because […]
No getting around it, we Americans have a sweet tooth. Most of us eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day. For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem. Artificial sweeteners are consumed daily […]
An interview with Blackdoctor.org and Dr. James R. Gavin on the rates of diabetes in the black community.