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Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that takes the lives of millions of Hispanics every year. Now, many like Don Francisco of Sabado Gigante are taking the gigantic step of becoming vegetarians. The 74-year-old presenter was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when he turned 60 and that made him make the drastic change to his diet. Now he eats several small meals a day along with exercise to keep his sugar levels where they’re supposed to be. He launched a website called CuidaTuDon.com that helps educate Hispanics about the disease.
What Are The Benefits of Becoming A Vegetarian When You’re Diabetic?
- Healthier weight & lowers the risk of obesity
- Lower Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Consume fewer calories
- Better heart health & less risk of cardiovascular diseases