A Banner Publication
March 8, 2007 – No. 7

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Nothing sweet about
‘the sugar’

Sharon MoldenA large part of Sharon Molden didn’t want to believe she had diabetes.

She had all of the risks.

It wasn’t until she turned 40 years old that she started to take seriously her doctor’s warnings. It wasn’t until four years later, when her diabetes grew from borderline status to the full-blown package, that Molden’s sense of denial surrendered to a stronger sense of staying alive.

The final straw came one night when she was driving southbound on Interstate 93 from Boston to her home in East Taunton. All of a sudden, her vision became fuzzy. Full story

Living with diabetes can be a full-time job

Anthony Banks readily admits that living with diabetes is not easy.

He discovered his condition, oddly enough, when he was singing in the choir. Banks, a deacon at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan, “couldn’t recognize people in the [congregation].”

He dismissed that warning sign by telling himself that the trouble with his vision was due to his recent 50th birthday. Full story


For a prettier smile,
keep your diabetes under control
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Living Healthy Babies program in Spanish click here

March 27 is
American Diabetes
Alert Day

The pancreas, a tapered seven-inch long gland situated beneath the stomach, secretes a hormone called insulin, which plays a major role in the absorption of glucose into the cells of the body. continued here

Video of blood sugar
and insulin
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Questions & Answers click here

Signs & Symptoms click here

Risk Factors click here

Type 2 Diabetes: A Primer click here

Do you have pre-diabetes? click here

American Diabetes Association Risk Test: Could you have diabetes and not know it? click here

Cardiovascular Screenings click here

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