Understanding diabetes is the first step toward managing it. So how much do you know? What is diabetes? What are the symptoms? Is there a cure?
According to the Amer ican Diabetes Association, about
90% to 95% of the 23.6 million people in the United States diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Research findings indicate that obesity is often identified as one of the major “triggers” for type 2 diabetes.
Those at high-risk for diabetes can delay and possibly prevent the disease by losing a small amount of weight (5 to 7 percent of total bod y weight) throu gh proper diet and 30 minutes of moderate exercise, 5 days a week. If these measures fail to bring blood sugar down near the normal range, medicine will be required to lower blood glucose levels.
It’s very important for individuals with type 2 diabetes to visit a diabetes care professional every three months. In addition, talk with health educators, nutritionists, and diabetes instructors for
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The desire to reduce pain and suffering of children and empower youth to be the best they can be is what inspired Karl A. Floyd to create his Professor Gulu stories and the Cerebrophonic music series.
With a focus on increasing youth coping skills, safety awareness, self-esteem, judgment and decision-making abilities, Professor Gulu’s learning series has become a powerful tool to help gauge youth progress towards emotional maturity. In addition, the series will help parents and guardians learn effective communication skills and develop insight and understanding on complex issues that affect youth development.
A resident of Fort Bend County, Texas, Karl lives with his wife and business partner, Ann Branch-Floyd, and develops educational and therapeutic resources that support healthy community development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, University Park, and works as a behavioral healthcare professional. Karl is a former Statewide Health Coordinating Council Member with the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions (2004-2010) and is licensed in Texas as a professional counselor. In addition, he is certified as a Fellow and Diplomate with the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians.