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"My daughter, Jazmin, was diagnosed with Type 1 last November. At the time she was 6 years old. We thought she had a bad stomach flu at first. Then they gave me the news that would change her life forever. They told me that she has Type 1 Diabetes with a BG of 489, she was keto-acidosic, and was close to a diabetic coma."
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Type 2 has always been thought to be a disease amongst adults, but unfortunately it is now a growing disease amongst children. A majority of children who have been diagnosed with type 2 can also find a close family member with the same diagnosis. Gabriel Cortez sees this growing trend in his Panamanian-American Family.
Judy has had diabetes for 21 years and was recently laid off from her job of 33 years. Having to turn to her local food pantry it made her realize her world wasn't ending and was only beginning with a number of people who cared to make her life get back on track. Not only providing her with food, Judy found classes that would help her manager her diabetes better and learn how to eat healthier.
With spring finally approaching, the season of salads is descending upon us. Some people find salads boring and lifeless, but with a little help from the right ingredients salads can be both healthy and delicious!
According to the American Diabetes Association, one out of every four seniors over the age of 65 has diabetes. Diabetes tends to worsen as you get older, but there are some things you can do to help your body. Eating healthy foods, maintaining a proper weight, and continuing a physically active lifestyle are all easy and essential ways to stay fit and healthy as you age. Early detection of diabetes is key to living a long and healthy life. Don't be afraid to go to your doctor if you have concerns about your health.