Diabetes And Latinas
What’s scarier than el chupacabra? How about a disease that sneaks up on you and pounces when you least expect it? We Latinas are a high-risk group for diabetes, so you need to keep an eye on all those high-fat goodies that typically make up a Latin diet and get regular exercise. If you are already suffering from diabetes, don’t despair. Thankfully, according to Diabetes blogger, Christina Rodriguez, it’s not the end of the world; you just need to know what’s going on inside your body. If you’re diabetic one of your main concerns is probably food. ‘Que voy a comeeer?’ right? You just need to stay away from refined white sugar, which is not good for you anyway, and limit your intake of things like tortillas and panes dulces. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, too. It’s also very important to keep tabs on your blood sugar levels. Sure, pricking your finger to draw blood is no fun but fainting (due to low blood sugar) or ruining your kidneys (high blood sugar) are even less fun, so buck up and get it done. The more you know, the more in control you are. Diabetes can affect multiple organs (diabetics and Latinas are also at high risk for heart disease, so as a Latina diabetic you really need to keep your ticker in check), but remember that will only happen if YOU let it. You’re in the driver’s seat here, so don’t neglect your health and you will be driving for long years to come, mija!