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Diabetes

Treatment and Care for African Americans Suffering with Diabetes

Zondra Wilson

Compared to the general population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes

  • 13.2% of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diagnosed diabetes.
  • African Americans are 1.7 times more likely to have diabetes as non Hispanic whites.

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious, sometimes life-threatening complications, and certain populations experience an even greater threat. Good diabetes management can help reduce your risk; however, many people are not even aware that they have diabetes until they develop one of its complications.

African-Americans are significantly more likely to suffer from blindness, kidney disease and amputations.

See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/high-risk-populations/treatment-african-americans.html#sthash.RcFB992Z.dpuf

Health Disparities

Zondra Wilson

What are Disparities?

Some communities are affected more severely (disparately impacted) by diabetes but do not receive a commensurate share of diabetes research, treatment and education.

These communities include:

In addition, racial and ethnic minority populations have a higher risk of complications of diabetes, such as lower limb amputations, retinopathy and kidney failure, than non-Hispanic Whites.

For these reasons, the American Diabetes Association has prioritized the elimination of disparities by placing disparities prominently in our 2011-2015 strategic plan and 2014 legislative priorities.

How We are Advocating for Health Equity

  • Promoting Health Equity with increased diabetes research, treatment and education in minority populations.
  • Access to Health Insurance that is affordable and provides access to the tools to prevent and manage diabetes and its complications. This includes the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which includes many provisions designed to promote health equity. Find out more about the Updates to Health Insurance and Health Insurance Marketplaces.
  • Funding for Diabetes Research and Programs including increasing the overall government commitment to stopping diabetes.
  • State legislation to break down barriers such as healthcare access, affordability and diabetes discrimination issues. Click here to find information about efforts in your state.
  • Ending Discrimination people with diabetes face at school, work and elsewhere in their lives. Click here to find out more.

The American Diabetes Association also supports education and awareness programming in Hispanic/LatinoAfrican AmericanAsian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan Native populations.

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- See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/advocacy/advocacy-priorities/health-disparities.html#sthash.2UnInBZR.dpuf

Salmon with Tomato-Basil Salsa

Zondra Wilson

Serves: 4

3 ounces salmon and 1/4 cup salsa per serving 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Baking Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Description

Rich in omega-3 fats, salmon is good for your heart as well as your taste buds. 

Ingredients

Cooking spray

Salmon
4 salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salsa  
6 ounces grape tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 to 1 1/4 ounces sweet onion
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°. Lightly spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray. Place the fish in the pan.

In a small bowl, stir together the remaining salmon ingredients. Lightly spread on each fillet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Meanwhile, chop the tomatoes, basil, and onion. Put in a small bowl. Add the vinegar, stirring gently to combine. Spoon over or beside the cooked fish.

Cook's Tip

Some produce areas indicate “sweet onions” and others specify certain types, such as Vidalia, OsoSweet, Maui, Walla Walla, or Texas 1015. As the term indicates, these onions are less pungent than most other onions.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serving 

Calories Per Serving

200

Total Fat

8.5g

Saturated Fat

1.5g

Trans Fat

0.0

Polyunsaturated Fat

4.0g

Monounsaturated Fat

2.0g

Cholesterol

68mg

Sodium

175mg

Carbohydrates

5g

Fiber

1g

Sugar

2g

Protein

26g

Dietary Exchanges


3 lean meat, 1 vegetable 

Chicken Kebab

Zondra Wilson

 

PREP TIME:  30 MINUTES    COOKING TIME:  15 MINUTES 

Makes 2 servings

INTRODUCTION

Easy kebabs that require little effort, expertise, and time (most of the prep time is to marinate the chicken). Great for lunch or dinner. 

INGREDIENTS

1 12  lbs skinless, boneless chicken breast

marinade (wet ingredients)

1  tablespoon avocado oil

2  tablespoons Greek yogurt, full fat plain

2  teaspoons vinegar

spices (see notes for easy substitutes)

1  teaspoon coriander powder

12  teaspoon cumin powder

1  tablespoon ginger flakes (fresh or freeze dried)

1  tablespoon garlic powder (or minced fresh garlic)

14  teaspoon paprika (for color, optional)

salt, black pepper to taste

garnish

1  tablespoon cilantro leaves (chopped)

1  tablespoon lemon juice

STEPS

Prepare marinade: Add yogurt, oil, vinegar, and spices in a bowl and mix well. 

Cut chicken into 2 inch pieces. Add chicken to the above marinade. Cover the container and leave it at room temperature for 30 minutes. 

Cook chicken: Heat a cast iron pan. Brush some oil over it. Place chicken pieces on the pan and cook each side for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat. 

Squeeze some lemon juice and garnish with chopped cilantro leaves before serving. 

NOTES

You can also grill some vegetables such as onions and bell peppers, they go well with kebabs. 

Spice substitute: You can replace cumin and coriander powder with curry powder (taste may slightly differ). 

To keep it strictly Paleo, do not add salt.