awarded non-profit Tax Exempt Status in 2011.

SugarTips Diabetes Prevention, Education and Supportive Services Incorporated, is a Public Benefits Corporation, organized for Charitable Purposes.  The specific purposes for which the SugarTips Corporation was organized is to provide education, support and assistance to the public related to diabetes prevention, care and treatment. Our Health Interventions include promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle including: INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, TRANSITIONING INTO A HEALTHY DIET, GLUCOSE TESTING, TREATMENT ADHERENCE AND ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION (TOOTHBRUSH/TOOTHPASTE)

OUR FAMILY HISTORY OF DIABETES, AMPUTATIONS & DIALYSIS LED US TO DO SOMETHING TO EDUCATE OTHERS....

  • More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it.
  • More than 84 million US adults—over a third—have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know they have it.
  • Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States (and may be underreported).
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes; type 1 diabetesaccounts for about 5%.
  • In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled as the American population has aged and become more overweight or obese.

  

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaim November as Diabetes Awareness Month.

DIABETES RISKS For AFRICAN AMERICANS AND HISPANICS/LATINO AMERICANS & NATIVE AMERICANS

 You’re at risk for developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are overweight
  • Are age 45 or older
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes
  • Are physically active less than 3 times a week
  • Have ever had gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant) or given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at higher risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives are twice as likely as whites to have diabetes.
  • During their lifetime, half of all Hispanic men and women and non-Hispanic black women are predicted to develop diabetes.
  • Type 1 diabetes is thought to be caused by an immune reaction (the body attacks itself by mistake). Known risk factors for type 1 diabetes include:
    • Family history (having a parent, brother, sister with type 1 diabetes)
    • Age (it’s more likely to develop in children, teens, and young adults)
  • In the United States, whites are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes than African Americans and Hispanic/Latino Americans