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Diabetes and race


I have been a diabetic Type 1 for the past 17 years. My levels are up and down but under control. I go to the endocrinologist twice a year.

I just want to hear what other blacks have to say about our diet. Blacks have the staple food rich in carbohydrates, which makes it difficult for us to adjust. I feel that this is a rich man’s disease. All dieticians advise us on a diet which is not affordable. Please help.

Which foods should I include on my plate to make 1/4 protein, 1/4 carbohydrates and 1/2 fruit and vegetables.

Thank you.
– Christina

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