Many Haitians have diabetes and know even know about it!

Did you know? If you are over 40 and overweight you are more likely to develop diabetes. Add to this the fact that most Haitians believe whatever illness is going on in their body has to do with the supernatural, they forget about silent killer diseases like diabetes.

Feeling Sick

You can live your life everyday for months, even years, without knowing you have diabetes until one day your blood sugar rises to high and causes all sorts of problem.

This recently happened to my cousin who was home alone one day and fell ill. One of his nephews came home that day late in the afternoon and found him on the bed unable to move at all, unable to speak, his mouth twisted. the man had a stroke.

For many hears, he never went to see a doctor and he never knew to watch what he eats and to be careful. He found out the hard way.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease where the blood glucose in your body, also called blood sugar, is too high.

Learn more about diabetes from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

My advice to you, if you are over 40, is to check your doctor from time to know where you stand in terms of your cholesterol level your blood pressure.

Also, very important, be phisically active. It's really good for your health.

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