GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The American Diabetes Association is offering up a wake-up call today – reminding people to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes strikes nearly 26-million children and adults in the United States. About 1 in 4 do not even know they have it.

Among the primary risk factors for Type 2 diabetes are being overweight, sedentary, over the age of 45 and having a family history of diabetes.

Dr. Harold Katz, an Endocrinologist at Allina Health and incoming President for the Minnesota Area, American Diabetes Association, stopped by KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about the disease and ways to prevent it. And, Chef James Powers, from Treasure Island Resort & Casino, shared a healthy dish – Kale and Sausage Sauté.

Budget-Friendly Kale and Sausage Sauté recipe


1 tablespoon olive oil

3 links Italian style chicken sausage (about 3 ounces each), diced

1 onion, diced

10 ounce bag chopped kale

½ cup low sodium, fat-free chicken broth

1-15.5 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon salt (optional)

½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Add olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Add diced sausage and onion and sauté until onions begin to turn golden brown.
  3. Add the kale and chicken broth and sauté until kale softens.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and sauté 3-4 more minutes to heat the beans through.

This Recipe Serves 6

Link for the Diabetes Risk Test: