- Education- Black men can educate themselves more on the illness, learn the dangers of diabetes and what increases the risk of incurring it, but first it has to be acknowledged as a problem, because the Black community tends to put our health last. We would also like to add, knowing your family’s medical history is also good.
Early detection- Regular annual checkups are always highly suggested, and the article suggests pre-screening as one method as there may be subtle signs. Certified Diabetes Educator, Dacia Bryant, who was interviewed for the article also says, “The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) website has invaluable resources and tools for diabetes prevention and management.”
Positive lifestyle changes- Exercise and better food choices are also listed as preventive measures. The article suggests “eliminating processed sugars and fried foods” and “150 minutes of physical activity” per week.
Dear Black Man we would like you around as long as we can have you. We hope this helps.