African-Americans frequently look towards race and economic factors as our biggest challenges, but there are self-inflicted problems that are literally killing us. The recent and untimely deaths of Heavy D and Patrice O’Neal has made the health issues that arise from being overweight very hard to ignore. According to HuffPost, obesity is a “full-blown crisis […]
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 […]
People with diabetes are 25 times more likely to go blind, than someone without the disease. The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study found that people with type 2 who maintained "tight" blood pressure control—averaging 144/82—reduced their risk of vision loss by 47% and cut their risk for progression of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in adults, by 34%.
According to the International Obesity Task Force estimates in 2002 60% of diabetes cases were due to weight gain, and in western nations the percentage climbs into the 90% range. See why losing belly fat can reduce your risk here.
For the longest time diabetes testing was done through urine samples. Urine tests can pick up diabetes, but it usually has to be very advanced to be detected through this method. There are 5 blood tests that can give you a close to accurate diagnosis.