Digital convention covers impacts of diabetes on Guam


“Data shows that nearly 12 percent of all adults in Guam have diabetes. This is very alarming. If you break it down by ethnic group, 16.2 percent of them are Chamorro, and I think that’s an alarming number, too.” Of course we all know Diabetes is a very common disease that most people know about, but maybe not everyone knows how difficult it can be to deal with and how much it affects the quality of life on our island. As we all know, Diabetes causes major problems such as blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, lower extremity amputation, and other diseases 754 and the tragedy of all these known diabetes can be prevented through a healthy diet. Through physical activity that avoids tobacco, type 2 diabetes can be prevented either delayed or prevented. “