Diabetes (Type 2)

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Diabetes (Type 2)

WE REFUSE to let preventable illnesses claim one more generation.

Becoming the Healthiest Version of Myself – Young, Busy, and Aware!

In all of my twenty-six years on earth, I just started eating avocados in 2018! So by no means will this blog be “healthier than thou.” A few months ago, I went to my primary care doctor for some routine testing and a physical exam. Since I have been working full-time on diabetes prevention, I

CYL2 Success Stories

 Black Women for Wellness – Los Angeles, CA Corrine City of Los Angeles Employee Prior to joining Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life., I had a history of gestational diabetes and also my mom had diabetes.  The fact that it was offered at work and I have been on a health journey myself, the program was

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Who Knew?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Have you ever heard of it? Do you know what it is? Do you know if you have it? Why is this condition such a secret when between 5% and 10% of women of reproductive age (18–44) are affected, and as many as 5 million women in the U.S. may suffer from it?

Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. – How You Can Get Involved

Now that you know more about prediabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes, find a program near you so you can get the support you need to change your lifestyle and change your life. If you live in one of the counties below, contact our partner organization to enroll in a Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your

Healthy Junk Food Recipes To Curb The Cravings

Let’s be honest. Junk food just feels good. You turn to it to relieve stress, celebrate with family and friends, console you during a hard time. But seriously, the regular junk food binges have got to go. Inhaling a load of salt or sugar may be fun in the moment, but it can lead to

Bad Blood? Clearing Up 3 Myths About Black Women And Diabetes

You’ve heard the family lore over and over: We have “bad blood.” We get diabetes. When you get “sugar,” you’ll definitely go blind. And you might lose some toes or limbs, too. And once you’re diabetic, you also can’t have any bread, potatoes or other starches. Basically, your good years are over. None of these

Reversing Diabetes: Can It Be Done?

So, you finally got that diagnosis you dreaded: diabetes. In fact, the doctor thinks your blood sugar’s been running high for years. Can you reverse it? It depends on what you mean by “reverse.” There’s no cure for diabetes—either Type 1 (the kind children have) or Type 2 (the kind that comes on in your

Portion Distortion And Diabetes Risk: Are You Eating Too Much? [Quiz]

You know that eating healthy is step one toward lowering your diabetes risk. But it’s not just about what you eat—it’s how much you eat, too. Portion distortion—thinking that the amount you’re eating is healthy when it’s seriously not—is common. So, let’s clear it up …   Challenge your friends and loved ones to take

Preventing Diabetes: Talking To Your Doctor About Your Risk

Your mother had it. Her mother had it. A few cousins have it, too. You might be thinking, “It’s just a matter of time until I get ‘sugar.’ And I’ll probably be old when it happens.” Actually, the exact opposite is true: Type 2 diabetes (the kind that usually appears after childhood) happens to younger