According to the American Diabetes Association, 3.7 million, or 14.7 percent of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes and African Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes as non Hispanic whites. 25 percent of African Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have diabetes and 1 in 4 African American women over 55 years of age has diabetes (source). Most if us have no idea we have diabetes until onset of its symptoms so eating healthy is vital according to these disproportionate statistics. Please click below to download the PDF for the New Soul Food recipe sampler for African Americans with diabetes compliments of the American Diabetes Association. While you’re at it, don’t forget to get your copy of the full New Soul Food Cookbook by Fabiola Demps Gaines & Roniece Weaver featuring “Soul Food Sensations” for People with Diabetes. Its the only book on the market today to offer people with diabetes with over 150 traditional African-American recipes ranging from appetizers, snacks, soups, and salads to main dishes, vegetables, side dishes, and desserts.
Also, if you’re in the local Southwest Florida area, please join our organization the 239 Winner’s Circle on April 16th for the Annual Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International at the Bell Tower shopping center. We will have a walk team but we are also assisting the organization with set-up and registration. Come do your part!