Diabetes Archives

Understanding diabetes to live your best life

January 14, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Many of us grew up in households where we heard our elders talk about people who had ‘the sugar’. As adults, we have come to understand that what they were referring to was diabetes. The good news is that with some lifestyle changes, rather than… [Read More]

Diabetes and your feet: What you must know

December 27, 2018

There is no doubt that diabetes is a global epidemic of epic proportions–especially among people of color. Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is high blood glucose. According to the Center for Disease Control, 13.2 percent and 12.2 percent of African Americans women and men respectively worldwide have the second highest incidence of diabetes. American Indians lead among… [Read More]

Managing your diabetes during the holidays

December 6, 2018

One of the toughest times of year for any diabetic to face is the holidays! With all the cookies, treats, rich foods, and drinks, the carbs and sugars can easily sneak into your diet and send your blood sugars soaring. You have to be more prepared to manage your diabetes during the holidays than anytime… [Read More]

Are you at risk for losing your sight to diabetes?

November 22, 2018

By Cheryl L. Dejewski With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know (or are) one of the 30+ million Americans with the disease. Whether or not the cause is due to lifestyle (poor diet, lack of exercise), genetics or both, be aware: Diabetes does more than affect blood sugar levels. Without proper precautions, it can… [Read More]

Community partnerships expanding to provide health screenings

April 29, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times Since 2010, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital has had a partnership with the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), which is a collaborative of 44 churches in Milwaukee to provide health screening and other preventative care to congregants and community members in Milwaukee’s central city. The partnership… [Read More]