SAVING LIVES EVERYDAY DIABETES AWARENESS PROGRAM
Saving Lives Everyday Diabetes Awareness Program
YOU CAN LIVE WELL WITH DIABETES
Find Everything You Need for Healthy Living Right Here with the Help Of VMKF
Diabetes is progressing faster among the minority population than any other racial population in the United States. This disease disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities and the Virginia Mae King Foundation wants to educate and inform minority communities about the danger of diabetes if left untreated which could be deadly. Remember many people with prediabetes have no symptoms. Addressing the disparity in how severely it affects minority populations, and the main key is early detection and quality healthcare among the communities. VMKF will host prevention and awareness events and assist with providing resources for quality healthcare providers for physical exams with diabetes screenings, wellness checkups, and connecting with a nutritionist to learn how to eat healthy to avoid blood sugar spikes. The foundation will also be giving away free blood glucose monitors, lancets, glucose testing strips, and alcohol wipes. We care about keeping our communities healthy and safe.
Diabetes and Prediabetes requires a medical diagnosis and that is why the importance of having ongoing checkups. Progression from Type 2 Diabetes is not inevitable. With lifestyle changes, weight loss, and medications, if possible, these things may bring blood sugar back to normal.
Are you at risk?
Whether you have been newly diagnosed, have been fighting against type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a while or are helping a loved one, you have come to the right place.
That is right: If you are at risk, making small changes to the way you eat, increasing your physical activity levels or getting early treatment can, for some, return blood sugar levels to a normal range. So, take a breath—and then act.
The good news is you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN
BEFORE STARTING An EXERCISE ROUTINE OR DIET
SOME EARLY WARNING SIGNS CONSISTS OF…
. Excessive Hunger
. Excessive Thirst
. Frequent Urination
. Weight Gain
SELF CARE TREAMENT CONSISTS OF…
. Physical Exercise
. Weight Loss
. Low Carb Diet
. Diabetic Diet