Ask Dr. Renee…About Eating To Prevent Diabetes

Collard greens in a basketThe horrible affects of diabetes are running rampant in our community. It is unfortunate that many people do not realize there are many things they can do to prevent a diabetes diagnosis, even if they have several family members that have been diagnosed. Several of my family members have been diagnosed with diabetes.

I try to do everything I can to make certain I do not get diabetes. Hopefully some of these tips will help you stay healthy as well.

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I am of West Indian heritage and we eat a lot of white rice. That is not a realistic way to live anymore with the threat of diabetes. I now substitute white rice with quinoa or brown rice. Rice takes on the flavor of what you cook it in, so I cook my brown rice and quinoa in chicken broth.