Diabetes1 Forumss


Topic Title: African-Americans With Diabetes Urged to Cut Calories and Salt
Created On: 01/16/2010 03:30 PM
 01/16/2010 03:30 PM

Author Icon

[p]Research was done with 469 black participants who had Type 1 diabetes. Six years later they all underwent thorough testings (BG, eye exam, etc.), it was discovered that those folks that ate a high calorie / salt intake diet were more likely to have vision-threatening[url=http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy.asp] retinopathy[/url] (the leading cause of blindness amongst Americans from ages 20-64 with diabetes).[/p] [p]I know in the brief article I read (see the link below), they say by reducing your food / sodium intake in African-Americans with Type 1 that this may help in the progesssion of retinopathy. They are recommending this be part of the dietary recommendations for this population.[/p] [p]What makes me puzzled is why are blacks prone to this and not white folks. Is it something in the way our bodies are structured internally and how foods are processed? I mean, we North Americans eat pretty well the same type of diet, right? Questions, questions, questions.[/p] [p]Anyway, curious to see what you may think about this latest piece of [url=http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/634815.html]news[/url][/p]

From the BLOGS
Comment By ricvisa
more Blogs
By FatCatAnna

Posted: Mar 17, 2017
 Thanks for that Andre77 ... though in this area where you've posted "Type 1 Diabetes" - we already know we've got diabetes (50+ years for me).   DiabetesUK has a pretty good description of ...

more more Forums
Your Treat Medication Part 3
Insulin-Treatment Plan: Diabetes Medications
An overview of the types of insulin prescribed for diabetics ...
more more Featured Videos
Cost Savings Tool
Do you know the annual cost of managing your diabetes? Would you like to find ways to reduce your costs? Calculate your total budget and identify ways to save money. You can do this in just a few minutes by entering facts about the products you use. This quick analysis will provide you with a comprehensive overview of both spending and potential savings.

Cost Savings Tool
Monitor Comparison Tools
Blood glucose monitors offer an easy way to test your blood sugar at home or on the go. Use this comparison tool as a guide to learn more about the features and benefits of your current monitor or to find a new one.
Handheld Monitor Comparison
Continuous Glucose Monitor Comparison
Advanced BMI Calculator
Ever wonder if you are at a healthy weight? Then enter your height and weight in our advanced Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. This tool provides you with two important numbers reflecting the estimated impact of your present body weight and shape upon your overall health.
Advanced BMI Calculator
more Care Tools
Dr. Wayne Caputo

Dr. Wayne Caputo:

Simplifying Treatment of Diabetic Ulcers
  more Heroes
  nominate a Hero
  Hero policy
Home | About Us | Press | Make a Suggestion | Content Syndication | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy | Privacy Policy
Last updated: Oct 29, 2020  © 2020 Body1 All rights reserved.