By Muniyra Douglas
November 14 is World Diabetes Day. Over 200 million women around the world are living with diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. The body cannot produce enough insulin to handle the development of a growing baby and fluctuating hormone levels. Insulin helps regulate the body’s glucose (sugar) in the blood. If the body cannot produce enough insulin, your blood sugar level will increase.
By Tonte Spiff
Each year, October 10th is commemorated as International Mental Health Day. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness of mental health issues in most black communities is often times swept under the rug, as if to avoid the reality of the existence of such issues. Most people, especially immigrants have definite difficulty in addressing mental health for what it is, because of the lack of awareness of these issues back home.