The Facts Are In:
- One in ten African Americans suffers from diabetes.
- Half don't know they have it.
- African American women are 50% more likely to develop diabetes than white women.
- Diabetes in the black community is increasing every year.
Some call it "sugar," but the truth about diabetes is anything but sweet. This crippling disease can steal your vision, damage your kidneys, and cause you to lose toes, feet, or even entire limbs. Left unchecked, it can also take your life. The good news is: you can live with diabetes, and even avoid getting it in the first place.
Written specifically for, and by, black Americans, The Black Health Library Guide to Diabetes explains everything you need to know about preventing and controlling diabetes:
- Eating right
- Designing an exercise plan that's right for you
- Choosing a good doctor
- Taking diabetes medications
Plus, there's important information on diabetes in children, pregnant women and the elderly and an extensive list of resources, such as where to get physician referrals and low-or-no-cost medication.
Protect your family, protect yourself, with help from the Black Health Library.