Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugars to build up in your blood. This is why many people refer to diabetes as “sugar.”
How prevalent is diabetes among blacks?
Blacks are 1.7 times as likely to develop diabetes as whites
The prevalence of diabetes among blacks has quadrupled during the past 30 years
Among blacks age 20 and older, about 2.3 million have diabetes – 10.8 percent of that age group
Blacks with diabetes are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to develop diabetes and to experience greater disability from diabetes-related complications such as amputations, adult blindness, kidney failure, and increased risk of heart disease and stroke;
Death rates for blacks with diabetes are 27 percent higher than for whites.
This ultra cotton tee has the classic cotton look and feel. Excellent quality print adds statement to casually elegant appearance.
.: Classic fit
.: 100% Cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (6.0 oz/yd² (203 g/m²))
.: Sewn in label
.: Runs bigger than usual
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