Diabetes in our Community
According to the American Diabetes Association, 13.2% of African Americans aged 20 years or older have been diagnosed with diabetes. We as a population are 1.7 times more likely to get diabetes in our lifetime compared to the non-Hispanic white population. Most people, not just in the African American community but in the entire United States, don’t realize that they have this disease until they start showing symptoms. Over the next few weeks I’m going to explain the causes, symptoms, and treatments for diabetes, along with explaining some preventative measures that people can take today.
Rebecca Heyward is a college student majoring in Nutrition. She aspires to be a Dietitian.