The low down on high blood sugar

by Shera Strange, Contributing Writer

Living the high life and enjoying a high credit score are great things to have but high blood sugar? That is a definite NO! Between the constant bad news and COVID-19, it is easy to feel powerless and afraid. Right now, things are challenging and scary for those living with diabetes.

Diabetes is one of the harshest health conditions that affect African Americans. Obese African Americans are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. All are risk factors for heart disease and stroke. According to the CDC, blacks have the highest prevalence of obesity. Losing 10-15 pounds can make a significant difference.

So, who has diabetes? In an August 2020 report by the CDC and U.S. Census Bureau, a total of 34.2 million people has diabetes. Also, even more shocking is the 88 million people who have prediabetes. While 26.9


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