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With the sad news in hip-hop today losing legendary rapper Phife Dawg possibly to type 1 Diabetes and Philly native Freeway and his recent diagnosis with Type 2 Diabetes; I found it necessary to share a few tips on ways to help prevent or deal with for those currently living with the disease . If you’re unfamiliar, Diabetes is a result of too much sugar in the blood or high blood glucose. When your sugar is high or not producing insulin, it causes the blood to become thick (like syrup) making it difficult for blood to pass through your arteries.

Type 1 Diabetes (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes) is usually diagnosed in young children when the body doesn’t produce insulin at all, Type 2 Diabetes (the most common) is when the body causes blood sugar to rise to higher levels than normal.

Diabetes can be prevented by not smoking, getting your blood pressure checked regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, and making healthy food choices.  For more information if you’re living with diabetes visit The American Diabetes Association ‘s website.

 

 

 

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