Dr. Kathi A. Earles is passionate about working with families and patients battling diabetes, especially within the African-American community. African-Americans have a 77-percent greater risk of being diagnosed with diabetes over Caucasian Americans.
During the summer months, Dr. Earles recommends taking time to assess family health and arrange diabetes screenings when the following risk factors and symptoms are present:
-Increased urination, thirst, and hunger
-Unusual weight loss
-A “pins & needles” feeling in your hands and feet
-Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
-This is by no means an exhaustive list and some people show no symptoms at all
Risk factors for diabetes:
-Older than 45
-Diabetes runs in your family
-High blood pressure or high cholesterol
She also recommends paying attention to menu options to make healthier food choices. Novo Nordisk offers a great source called cornerstones4care.com for health recipes and perfect for summer cookouts.
Dr. Kathi A. Earles is presently the Medical Scientific Director for the Gulf region of Novo Nordisk, Inc. Dr. Earles is a graduate of Howard University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry. She later received a Masters in Public Health from the University of California/Los Angeles after which she assumed the position of Assistant Residency Program Director at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Dr. Earles resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she deals with the struggles of keeping her own three children and husband healthy as well as the patients that she continues to serve.