Almost 3 million African Americans have diabetes and many don’t know it.
Diabetes is a disease that causes high blood sugar.
When adults get diabetes it is usually type. This type II can often be prevented.
“Prediabetes” or “Borderline diabetes” is when blood sugar test results are higher than normal.
Many people have no signs, or only mild ones. Some signs include: feeling tired, blurred vision, weight loss, infections, increased urination, increased hunger or thirst.
A healthy lifestyle can help prevent diabetes: Get 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week, Eat foods low in fat and calories; Eat smaller amounts; Eat a variety of healthy foods, like whole grains, fruits, vegetables.