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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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2409, 2021

Diabetes Prevention Strategies for the Whole Family

September 24th, 2021|

Hispanic/Latino Americans are a diverse group that includes people of various cultures and races. Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States and have higher rates of diabetes in both adults and children as compared to other racial/ethnic groups. 1 Latinos are among the fastest-growing groups in the United States and, yet, as a whole have low access to medical care and poor general health partly due to sociocultural factors related to economic status.

1207, 2021

Involving Children and Parents in Diabetes Health Education for Youth

July 12th, 2021|

Health education is one of the core components of decreasing the prevalence of diabetes and improving health outcomes around the disease, especially when it comes to children. The earlier in a child’s life that they can learn healthy habits, the better their health outcomes will be later in life. Doing this establishes a foundation that will make it easier to maintain healthy behaviors and avoid the controllable factors that contribute to diabetes onset as adults.

1506, 2021

Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Latino Communities Managing Diabetes

June 15th, 2021|

Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAW) are part of the underserved groups considered essential during the ongoing pandemic. More than 80 percent of MSAWs in the U.S. are Hispanic/Latino. Hispanic/Latino adults have a rate of about 50 percent of developing Diabetes Type 2 due to genetics, food, culture, weight, and activity.

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