Diabetes Awareness Month: Resources for Hispanic/Latino Americans

As part of Diabetes Awareness month, we’re featuring an assortment of articles about the disease, including how to prevent it, risk factors, appropriate testing, and how to manage it. 

Our TMC for Women and TMC for Children blogs will also feature articles geared to those audiences, including a Mom’s perspective of taking care of a diabetic family member, how diabetes affects children, and why you could be at risk for the disease – even if you’re perfectly healthy.

According to the CDC, diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States.  The National Diabetes Education Program reports almost 12% of Hispanics/Latinos ages 20 or older have been diagnosed with diabetes.  Compared to non-Hispanic whites, the risk of diagnosed diabetes is 66% higher among Hispanics/Latinos.

There are plenty of diabetes resources focusing on Hispanic/Latino Americans.

Here are some English-language materials:

● From the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse:  Diabetes in Hispanics/Latinos 
● From the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health:  Type 1 Diabetes
● From the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health:  Type 2 Diabetes
● From the American Diabetes Association: Diabetes and Latinos

 Here are some Spanish-language materials:

● CDC En Español: Recursos de salud pública sobre la diabetes
● Diabetes Initiative: Recursos
● From the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: Publicaciones
● Medicare Coverage of Diabetes Supplies and Services:  Cobertura Medicare de Servicios y Suministros para Diabeticos

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