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I'm 20 years old and diabetes isn't something that used to worry me, at our age we tend not too think too much about illnesses. Until one day it hits you in the face and you realize that it's actually a big part of your life and something you need to keep an eye out for. It was the day that I was filling out a form for my son and the questionnaire asked if my family or his dads family had diabetes. That day I learned that many people in my family have it, on both sides . The most worrisome for me is diabetes like the one that Julius's grandma on his dad's side has. She is really affected by it and has had many procedures and is constantly fighting to stay healthy. She is such a big part of my sons life and it worries me to know that she gets ill so often.
I would love to be more active in helping to find a cure, there are many ways to do so. My sons Grandma has a Step Out: Walk To Sop Diabetes page, she is very actively raising money and will be walking with the family in support on Nov 7th. You can also help just by creating awareness for this illness that affects so many including a large amount of Latinos.
Diabetes & Latinos facts:
For those already suffering with diabetes and because I know difficult it can be to find snacks that they can enjoy, I am sharing a recipe with you that is sugar free.
1 cup of grapes
1/2 cup of sugar-free yogurt
3 bars of Glucerna Oatmeal Raisin Nutrition Bars
There are only a few steps to creating this grape parfait. Start by layering some yogurt into the cup.
Next add a layer of grapes.
Now you want to take three bars of cut Glucerna Oatmeal Raisin Nutrition Bars and layer those.
Continue to build your parfait for a few layers.
Glucerna Oatmeal Raisin Nutrition Bars really make this snack a filling and yummy snack. They are chewy, soft and filled with raisins. Glucerna products help manage diabetes and sugar spikes. Glucerna is a meal replacement plan with shakes and bars that you can find at Walmart. If you know someone who is managing their blood sugar or watching their weight, making Glucerna products part of their meal plan is a smart way to help get the right kinds of carbs every day. Each delicious variety has CARBSTEADY®, or CARBSTEADY®ULTRA which includes slowly digestible carbohydrates designed to help minimize blood sugar spikes. Print a $1 off coupon here and watch the Glucerna Steady Ahead video for more info. A meal plan is also a good way to go when watching your sugar and calories.Our grape parfait is ready to go and after a long day at work, I am ready to enjoy it.
Let's do this together, let's help raise awareness for diabetes. Let's also help our family members who fight this disease everyday. As Latinos, diabetes affects so many of us. Who in your family suffers from diabetes?