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-- -- -- -- -- -- More than one in four Americans are at risk for developing type two diabetes.
But a third of them don't even know it.
Joining me now is hip hop legend and ambassador.
For the ass screen no campaign -- -- hey thank you for being here is a great honor and I am.
I'm very happy that you doing this because you know I think in our communities people really don't know.
What -- type two diabetes days and they go to the doctor and some sort of have been asked to -- -- -- my father it's all right so let's talk about blowing and people to know Jim judgment as you know what what are some of the risk factors for type two diabetes well.
The first thing is if you African American.
And 45 years and older.
You -- more at risk did anybody else.
And for me home some years back maybe about -- -- my my manager came to me and said to me.
-- have this opportunity.
I know my piece of his father had diabetes and I sit well minded to to what would Novo Nordisk and I'm like great.
I wanna work -- and at that point I was getting regularly check of but I never really specifically -- have -- been screened for diabetes.
So gotten a little scared I thought -- friend you I think going to be the -- ambassador for -- -- -- -- ask me no and he was saying to me.
Man -- get checked every year for everything I get the work's gonna some of them went back and actually kind of that the works didn't include being stranded.
There weren't a lot of times is given blood friend -- wave may be.
Do I have -- may have -- people don't realize that that -- dead in a diabetic screening is is a big thanks so then I got screened and I was scared -- a lot of people.
Could because I was concerned -- display and on the sprint two guys -- -- some type aside you know.
So when I went well I was cleared I didn't have it in -- many people up.
Afraid to go and I -- would you know what do you do for your family right.
So you know what to meet before I get into the specific campaign.
Aside from the unknown -- our nation what what got you motivated to -- -- first the ball.
I'm African American I'm over 45.
And also I had to make sure I'm pulling down a -- weight I was like wait a minute I'm going up billion pounds.
Have to make sure -- be joined a gym so I had to get everything -- started looking at what I was eating.
-- -- eaten fruit tonight instead of the popcorn and I was oh so you did I -- to minimize lied to his factors even before I went and got a screen.
Right so why I've -- should have my sugar intake was lower I stopped.
Eating all the bread and I just I kept changing thing that I knew.
Could make my cholesterol and my sugar -- be so I thought I'd change silly things in Rome.
Yeah I feel good I feel -- -- -- with 22 -- a lot -- -- and I'm I'm not telling everybody what you don't confront.
You can't fix tonight -- like that I -- sense that -- I don't wanna know well do it.
They then they say I'm afraid I'm saying you know afraid not gonna go away.
Do -- afraid right.
Go to the doctor with you afraid get get it done a -- you're absolutely right I mean I think and I see it in the Latino communities sometimes I talk to you in the African American community.
Somehow our cultures.
They waited until the last minute there what do -- -- walk into the -- -- that's -- the -- waited until last minute.
The key of it is it that you know once you get that 4550.
You can really slow things down and still have a great time there -- people let's get to know to answer right what about that -- -- to be like.
I don't think so and I don't wanna know I'm like well what -- a -- of -- people really.
Do it for your family.
Yeah it changed I had so many of my friends go -- getting it checked now so and they came out pretty good unless the delivered specifically.
The kind of stuff.
That is available -- this campaign.
What did you do and what -- the tools that it contains for people well help.
The way you can get help is to go to ask screen no dot com they have all the answers lead you to some specific.
Things you can do -- specific places you can go.
Why you need to go it didn't -- The website is so elaborate that I want to -- people to ask screen though dot com when you go to that I have so much information for you.
And like Alec tell you what you don't know you can't fix what you don't know you have no control over so for me.
I tell people go to -- we know.
I've been talking about a foot you haven't -- a different churches and I'm Natalie went to churches.
I've been to rock and roll hall of fame I just got inducted some years back so I went there -- too -- to the music industry and the at a packed house everybody was there.
And we talked about.
Bill risk factors and I I had of diabetes educator with me there and have different people to come and help to.
Do some that we even have screening done on premises it.
Well listen I I think that that this is very important because type two diabetes is on the rise -- will continue to be on the rise from got to watch your -- along at a time sides had and it's some thing you know when it is something type two diabetes is the type of disease people think it's a death sentence.
Eight can be -- Norton.
He can be Q if you kind of lose the way.
Exercise exercise TV do the right diet yes you may need to take some medication you know -- there are many oral medication does -- a onetime -- they have an exodus -- writing a Trace of about -- -- -- the -- -- monitor we'll take you to have you here and I'm honored that you are leading this charge can be in the ambassador because I think that.
For our communities all communities -- world for every American out there.
This is an important topic thank you keep -- the turntable you've got it you've got it thank you this morning Walt Disney way.
Did you have health -- you wanna talk to me about even on the Arafat said -- many of fox who's not come until next time I'm document.
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