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Diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health challenges facing American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States today. The disease is very common in many tribes, and morbidity and mortality from diabetes can be severe.
Diabetes in Hispanic Americans is a serious health challenge because of the increased prevalence of diabetes in this population, the greater number of risk factors for diabetes in Hispanics, the greater incidence of several diabetes complications, and the growing number of people of Hispanic ethnicity in the United States.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious health concern for Hispanic American women. 25 percent of Hispanic American women have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus poses a rapidly growing health challenge to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to keep your blood sugar in the range your doctor has advised, it can be too high. Blood sugar that is too high can make you very sick. Here’s how to handle when your blood sugar is too high.
Year after year, do you make the same New Year’s resolutions to eat better or exercise more – yet don’t? If you think it’s all about self-discipline, that pattern will continue.
If good health seems to demand too many healthy habits, you’ll be cheered to know new studies show that just four can play a major role in preventing the top causes of adult death and illness in our country.
Some dieters may be working against themselves by setting unrealistic weight loss goals. Many give up in frustration and return to old habits – and their former weight.
High body levels of the hormone insulin, seen in what is called metabolic syndrome, or syndrome X, have gone from being an incidental finding among some overweight and inactive people to a major health concern that could mean a higher risk of diabetes, colon cancer, heart disease and stroke.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Diabetes is the new epidemic of our time.
Diabetic patients with chest pain who have more than one other common risk factor for heart attack should be considered for direct admission for a complete cardiac work-up, bypassing a period of Chest Pain Unit (CPU) observation, according to a new analysis by Duke University Medical Center researchers.
A research study of the Mexican-American population over age 40 found that the rate of diabetes in this group is 20 percent – almost twice that of non-Hispanic Whites – and that 15 percent of those with diabetes did not know that they had the disease before their participation in the study.
We can all walk into the doctor’s office prepared with questions and ideas about our own health issues, including diabetes.
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