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2903, 2022

Diabetes Management and Oral Health

March 29th, 2022|

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.

2203, 2022

Familismo & Fatalismo: How Cultural Beliefs Affect Health Care

March 22nd, 2022|

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.

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