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PLEASE EXPLAIN THE JOINT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION FOR THE “KNOW DIABETES BY HEART” INITIATIVE? There are around 30 million Americans with diabetes, but only about half recognize their risk for heart disease. Last year, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association launched a collaborative initiative […]

Dr. Sherita Hill Golden has nearly 25 years of experience specializing in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism as well as internal medicine. She currently serves as a professor of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine and she is vice president and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Know Diabetes […]

DIABETES ADVOCATE CHARLES MATTOCKS WHO IS ALSO AN AUTHOR, ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND CHEF WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES AND NOW HE WANTS TO EDUCATE AND SAVE NOT ONLY HIS OWN LIFE, BUT OTHERS. HE CREATED THE FIRST EVER DIABETES REALITY SHOW “REVERSED”  AND PLANS TO OPEN A DIABETES AND WELLNESS RETREAT IN JAMAICA. THERE […]

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After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and losing her mother to the disease, Sherri Shepherd decided to get serious about her health; which prompted a weight loss journey that includes a no carbs/no sugar diet. So far the actress/comedian has lost 40 pounds and she recently flaunted her slimmer body in the American Heart Association’s Go […]

Entertainment

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Penny Marshall, who starred in “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Mashall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills, Calif., home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in […]

By 2030 about half of the worlds population of people living with diabetes won’t have access to life saving insulin. The climbing number of people who have type two diabetes is driving up the demand for insulin as well as the price.  It can cost up to $900 per month for those who don’t have […]

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SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss. The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had weight loss surgery had a 40 percent lower chance of […]

Health & Wellness

We all know at least one person with diabetes. It is not a secret that diabetes affects a lot of people in many different ways. Whether you are caring for someone who has it or you, yourself, were diagnosed, managing the disease can take over your life. There are strategies, however, you can use to […]

Health & Wellness

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key factor in disease prevention. Research shows that the risk of getting prediabetes and type 2 diabetes decreases when you make smart choices about your health. Here are a few tips that can help you get started. 1. Manage your weight. Fatty tissue in the body, especially around the […]

Health & Wellness

We all know at least one person with diabetes. It is not a secret that diabetes affects a lot of people in many different ways. Whether you are caring for someone who has it or you, yourself, were diagnosed, managing the disease can take over your life. There are strategies, however, you can use to […]

Health & Wellness

For most of us, the words “sugar diabetes” are quite familiar. Unfortunately, in the black community, it is a phrase we have heard used far too often, usually associated with our “Mema,” “Papaw,” “Auntie,” or “Uncle.” The correct term for “sugar diabetes” is Diabetes Mellitus (DM). According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), “13.2% of […]