The Struggle Is Real! Diabetes Management for Women Who Love Their Cultural Dishes, Enjoy Food-Focused Social Lives, and Appreciate a Good Piece of Fried Chicken Every Now and Then
It’s a MYTH that minorities with Type 2 diabetes must completely cut their favorite cultural foods out of their diet in order to effectively manage their diabetes!
Having Type 2 diabetes can be hard enough for anyone to manage, but being a cultural minority makes it even harder! African Americans and Latinos live in food-focused cultures: food plays a central role in their identity and the ways in which they live their lives. However, it is possible for minorities to effectively manage diabetes in the midst of their food-focused cultures without completely cutting out the collard greens and corn tamales! Through the pages of this book, you will learn that even with diabetes, you can have your favorite cultural foods… and eat them, too!
Dr. Lisa Sumlin combines years of research, work in the community among minority women with diabetes, and experience as a university professor skilled in the instruction of diabetes management to unlock the secrets to effective diabetes management for cultural minorities. By providing practical tips, strategies and recommendations, Dr. Sumlin shows how it is possible for minority women with diabetes to navigate their food-focused lives and how they, as the gatekeepers of health for their families, can introduce healthier food habits that will reduce the risk of diabetes among their loved ones for generations to come.