National Diabetes Month – 2021

National Diabetes Month – 2021

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to bring attention to diabetes.  According to the World Health Organization, 422 million people worldwide have diabetes.  That’s 1 in 11 people.  In the U.S., 88 million adults or 1 in 3 has prediabetes but most don’t know...
Sushi

Sushi

I always thought sushi was healthy, but do you really think that all sushi we eat is healthy? Let me give you a little history of its origin. Sushi originated in China, along the Mekong River in South Asia before making its way to Japan. Sushi started out as a...
Nigerian Cuisine and Diabetes

Nigerian Cuisine and Diabetes

One day I found myself helping a patient from Nigeria with poorly controlled diabetes and hypertension. This patient’s diet included many traditional Nigerian foods, and he was having difficulty managing his blood sugars and blood pressure. Cuisines from West Africa...
National Diabetes Month – 2020

National Diabetes Month – 2020

Did you know that just over 10% of the US population has diabetes and 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for developing diabetes? Worldwide 1 in 11 adults has diabetes. November is National Diabetes Month. If you’re reading this, it is because likely you or someone you...
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