Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black Communities
Nearly one in five African-Americans ages 20 and older have diabetes, and in Chicago the numbers are even higher on the South and West sides.
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#3 Mar 11, 2013
Blacks under poverty , usually get general checkups. Most can, but many don't because in many Black communities, Blacks don't trust doctors. Less than fifty years ago, the Tuskegee Experiment was in full force, and people died because the drugs that could have helped them, was denied to them. They were used as guinea pigs without their knowledge.
Diabetes affect a large percentage of Blacks due to their not knowing just how dangerous it really is. It can cause blindness, Hypertension,amputation, and strokes,and kidney failure, not to mention heart attacks! In many Black neighborhoods, there's are dialysis clinics scattered throughout those neighborhoods.
I hear ads on the radio and TV, encouraging people to get checkups, all for naught.Other than forcing everyone to get a complete checkup, I'm afraid that the trend will continue.
#4 Mar 11, 2013
But... but... I thought those melanin enriched black gods were suppose to be physically incapable of contracting the same afflictions of mere Earthbound mortals. All this time they've been talking bullsh*t?
#6 Mar 11, 2013
Don't forget USING TOO DAMNED MUCH SALT!
Since: Sep 09
#8 Mar 11, 2013
diabetes is simply a blood circulation issue! get your azz out there and WALK for an hour everyday!
Since: Jun 08
Tulsa OK. & Lugano Switzerland
#9 Mar 11, 2013
CDC: West Virginia Has Highest Diabetes Rate; Obesity Blamed
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