The founder of the St. Hope Foundation, Rodney Goodie has dedicated 17 years to providing accessible health care services for communities of color. Through his nonprofit organization, Rodney Goodie and his team of volunteers serve individuals with various health issues, including diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.4 million new cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are reported every year.
Commonly affecting children, type 1 diabetes can also develop among adults at any point in their lifetime. The autoimmune disease prevents the body from regulating glucose due to low production of insulin. As a result, blood sugar rises. People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes depend on insulin to regulate blood sugar level.
Meanwhile, type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder caused by the body’s disability to produce glucose. In advanced or untreated cases, type 2 diabetes can cause organ failure. People with type 2 diabetes should maintain a low-sugar diet.