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Fighting The Fight
"A week and a half after my 10th birthday, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. At the time, I didn't know what was going on or even what diabetes was. All I knew was that it was Thanksgiving and I was in the hospital being poked every couple of hours. "
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"In 1960, when I was 7 years old, in the summer, I ran into my older brothers head,and for the next few days, I was acting strange for my parents. My parents took me to the local doctor, and after that visit, I was taken to the hospital. They discovered I had a blood sugar of like 600, and so it was determined I had type 1 diabetes."
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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.
Former NBA player Dominique Wilkins has a personal connection with diabetes. He has diabetes, as well as his mother and one of his aunts. He stresses the importance of going to your doctor if you have concerns. Many people avoid going because they want to avoid bad news, but Dominique says that having early doctor intervention can make a big impact on your health.