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Diabetes Checklist
If you suspect that you or someone you know may have diabetes, here are some of the signs to look out for:
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling unreasonably hungry or tired
  • Blurred vision
  • Tingling in the feet


 Diabetes and Latinos A Community At Risk

Diabetes and Latinos A Community At Risk

Diabetes is not an equal opportunity disease. It hits some ethnic groups particularly hard, especially Latinos who enjoy a diet high in carbohydrates. On average, Latinos are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than non-Latin Caucasian Americans. Statistics show that one out of every 10 Latinos has, or will, develop diabetes, while the rate for the average population is one in 20.

Diabetes has far-reaching effects

It’s currently estimated that 12 percent of Latinos in the United States have obesity-related Type 2 diabetes. As the Hispanic population continues to grow, the prevalence of diabetes and obesity among Latinos is expected to reach epidemic proportions. Studies have found that Latinos with diabetes have higher rates of complications such as - Why is this happening? - kidney disease, eye disease and heart diseases, to name a few, and will end up spending more on health care as they age.
    Why is this happening? Three key factors are involved:
  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle
  • Access to care

Conquering obesity

Maintaining a healthy weight is the first step in the prevention of diabetes. The problems associated with obesity-related diabetes must be more closely examined. Conquering obesity would greatly reduce the number of people with diabetes and curb the devastating complications and costs associated with the disease.

Increasing awareness

It’s important that community-based efforts are intensified to increase awareness of blood-sugar control to prevent health complications. Through early detection and treatment, regular exercise and a healthy diet, Latinos with diabetes can prevent or delay the serious complications of the disease.

Turning to Herbalife

Fortunately, at Herbalife, we have a variety of nutritional supplements that can help achieve the aforementioned goals. Programs such as the  - Thermojetics® Gold High-Protein, Low-Carb Program - Thermojetics® Gold High-Protein, Low-Carb Program fulfill most nutritional needs and can help one lose weight progressively. With weight loss, blood-sugar levels often improve. Herbalife products that support heart health and the immune system may be beneficial for diabetics as well. Be sure to have your doctor monitor your bloodsugar levels throughout weight loss, as you may need to make adjustments.

Did you know?
  • Diabetes kills more than 60,000 Americans each year.
  • Diabetes increases the risk of heart attack and stroke by two to four times.
  • Diabetes can cause or lead to blindness, kidney disease, nerve disease and limb amputation.
  • Of the 16 million Americans who have diabetes, more than five million are estimated to be unaware of it.

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