Tag Archives: diabetes

Denial

Digging Out of Diabetes Denial

The first step in managing diabetes is acknowledging the necessity of change and remaining committed to following through on those lifestyle adjustments

“I’ll have time to work on it. It won’t happen for some time from now.”…

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Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Take Control

How a Philadelphia lawyer has successfully managed his disease for 25 years

Read about how fear motivated Daniel Tann — a Philadelphia-based lawyer — to successfully manage…

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Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Blood Sugar

Glucose meters vary in size and features. Here are a few tips to in mind…

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Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Get Fit

At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week can lower blood sugar levels

Walking and aerobic exercises are a great way to lower your blood sugar level if…

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Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Check Insulin

What is insulin, and how does it affect your body?

Insulin is a hormone that unlocks your cells so glucose from your blood can produce…

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Type 2 Diabetes

Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Get Tested

The launch of the national prediabetes awareness campaign

More than one in three adults in the United States has prediabetes, a serious health…

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I’m Living With Diabetes

Gestational diabetes didn’t go away after she gave birth

Nicole Crawford-Tichowanna found out she had diabetes and was pregnant nearly simultaneously. Read how she’s…

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James Gavin, M.D.: Diabetes — ‘It’s an Emergency’

This is the epidemic of our time

One person dies every 10 seconds from the ravages of diabetes. With diabetes, strokes, heart…

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8 Fall Foods to Help You Manage Diabetes

Zero in on healthy options full of fiber and essential nutrients

Learn more about the seasonal goodies like cauliflower, nuts, figs and Pomegranates can help fight…

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Quest for NIH Grant to Develop Painless Glucose Monitoring

Biotech entrepreneur seeks NIH funding to launch innovative wearables solution for diabetics.

Biotech entrepreneur helps others receive NIH funding while launching his vision.

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Black Women Who Work Night Shifts at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Working the night shift may be wearing on your health

A study published in Diabetologia used data from the Black Women’s Health Study to conclude that…

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Actress S. Epatha Merkerson Talks Diabetes and Health Advocacy Program

'Type 2 diabetes is also a significant health concern in the African-American community'

Law and Order’s S. Epatha Meckerson brings awareness to focusing on your A1C levels and…

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Plus Size Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

Curvy fashion show educates and entertains

Designer: Mad Couture; Image: R Jones; Model Malinda "Yum Yum" Bell
It’s fashion week in…

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Reverend Run Pushes for Diabetes Awareness

The Hip-Hop legend continues to bring focus to this deadly disease that greatly affects the black community

Should more celebrities be involved in health awareness like Reverend Run?

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Larry Holmes Hospitalized for High Blood Sugar

Former Heavyweight Champion boxer was hospitalized and released after 2 days

When will we learn to take care of ourselves better?

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Media personality Randy Jackson

Backtalk with Randy Jackson

Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2003, Jackson, now 56, will discuss how he manages…

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Squinting, eye strain, prescription changes and migraines. These are all common health issues among today's office professionals. 


With about 14 million people ages 12 and older having visual impairment, eye health is one factor that can't be ignored or dismissed. The economic impact of major vision problems alone is telling--- at more than $51 billion, according to the CDC's Vision Health Initiative---causing "a substantial social and economic toll for millions of people including significant suffering, disability, loss of productivity, and diminished quality of life."


Maintaining proper eye care can ensure everyday living --- from home to work --- is that much more manageable. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with entrepreneur and optician Utenzi Miller-Johnson, of New Jersey-based Elegant Eyes, on how to improve and maintain good visual health. ---Janell Hazelwood

Eye Sore: Three Quick Tips to Avoid Behind-the-Desk Strain

Three tips to ensure good eye health beyond the office

Entrepreneur and optician Utenzi Miller-Johnson offers these steps to improve and maintain your eyesight.

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Are Black Men More Susceptible to Kidney Disease?

An exploration into the high number of kidney-related incidents in the African American community

Nick Cannon’s recent kidney failure scare raises awareness about the high number of kidney disease…

By Shydel James

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Dr. Reed Tuckson, Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group (Photo by Lonnie C. Major)

No More Excuses: Managing the Health Crisis

In the battle against obesity and diabetes, Dr. Reed Tuckson says we can win. He’s attacking from all sides

Dr. Reed Tuckson is passionate about diabetes for two reasons: the debilitating physical and financial…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Sugar Ray Leonard Talks ‘Real Steel’ Boxing Gig & Branding After Retirement

The boxing great gets his second wind as a hybrid entrepreneur training Hugh Jackman for latest role

Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel knocked out the competition at the box office but real-life boxer…

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