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Diabetes and kidney disease may increase African-Americans’ cardiovascular-related risks

Diabetes and kidney disease, separately and together, were linked with increased risks of stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular mortality in African-Americans living in Mississippi.

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The purpose of this study was to find how much diabetes and kidney disease, which are both very common among African Americans, contribute to the excess burden of cardiovascular disease and death in this population subgroup. This is an important question because in order to reduce the excess burden of cardiovascular disease and death, it is important to identify the factors that contribute to them. Both of these illness can be difficult to manager alone, but can create even more stress when you have to manage both. Diet becomes even more important for patients with both conditions. You need to pay more attention to the amount of carbohydrates (sugars) that you eat. Putting together a meal plan that meets the needs of both dialysis and diabetes my seem difficult. That’s why DietSensor is here to help you! At DietSensor, we want you to fight your fear with knowledge and have made it so easy for you so that you may have a better standard of living. DietSensor, pioneer in automatic nutrient tracking – DietSensor brings a new level of simplicity and accuracy to diet trackers for people overweight or with food-related chronicle diseases. It analyses the food with a click of a button using a micro scale and SCiO, the first molecular sensor that fits in a hand. And as for dining out which is a challenge for anyone, even the most disciplined portion-controller, won’t be a burden as you will be able to bring your DietSensor with you, which fits in your pocket !

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