“Give me some sugar.”

This is how we’re often greeted at family gatherings as older relatives embrace us and ask for a kiss. Unfortunately, “sugar” is also a term some used for diabetes. In the past, “having sugar” or “having a touch of sugar” was a condition that affected adults, but today an increasing number of children, including African American children, are at risk.

November is National Diabetes Month, a good reminder to raise awareness about diabetes and the threat it poses to our next generation.

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