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Diabetes Control Education and Management

Diabetes Control Education and Management Published June 2022 | Back to all news and updates. Diabetes mellitus, or la azucar, as many in the MSAW community refer to it, affects more than 34.2 million Americans. It is the 8th-ranked cause of death in the U.S. as per the Centers for [...]

June 21st, 2022|

Diabetes Management and Oral Health

Diabetes can also affect oral health. If you live with diabetes, it is essential to pay particular attention to your oral health and dental care and keep your blood glucose levels in the target range.

March 29th, 2022|

Familismo & Fatalismo: How Cultural Beliefs Affect Health Care

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of Americans. In addition to everyday tasks, people with diabetes require self-management of daily glucose levels, meals, physical activity, and medication to keep healthy. Hispanic/Latinos are the largest non-white group in the United States and have the highest rates of Diabetes as compared to other ethnic groups; this can be related to the lack of healthcare, genetics, obesity rates, insulin resistance, lower economic status, and sociocultural factors.

March 22nd, 2022|

MSAW and Latino Communities Managing Diabetes

Diabetes affects Americans of all socioeconomic statuses, races, cultures, and ethnicities. However, Hispanic/Latinos are at higher risk of having type 2 diabetes as compared to other ethnic groups. Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs) are predominate of Hispanic/Latino descent placing them at higher risk for type 2 diabetes.

September 27th, 2021|
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