California Black Health Network (“CBHN”) will end this year where we began – working diligently to eliminate health disparities in our communities by focusing on preventable chronic diseases.
Let’s take another look at Diabetes:
Did you know that every 17 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes! The American Diabetes Association reveals that out of the 4.9 million African-American adults, or 18.7%; all African Americans ≥ 20 years of age, have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, compared to 7.1% of non-Hispanic white Americans.
No longer can the African American community be complacent about the impact of diet and how it contributes to the high level of risk around this issue. Your support will help CBHN to work through legislation, administration and media advocacy to improve the health status of our communities in order to eliminate this staggering statistic.
What can you do right now? Donate by clicking here – Donate Now. Every dollar helps CBHN spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors about the importance of “Knowing Your Numbers” in order to fight this preventable disease. Begin by educating yourself on your blood glucose levels. Your physician or lab can conduct the following test:
- A1C Test: This test measures your average blood glucose for the past 2 to 3 months. The advantages of being diagnosed this way are that you don’t have to fast or drink anything. Diabetes is diagnosed at an A1C of greater than or equal to 6.5%. For additional information go to:
Try this healthy alternative to French fries – the “Un-Fry”: Put a twist on an old favorite. Remember, healthy doesn’t mean tasteless. Click here for more info: Zucchini Fries Recipe
“Healthy change begins with being accountable for your own health.”