By Samantha Leal | 11/25/2013 - 15:12 | 0 Comments
Did you know oral health and diabetes go hand-in-hand? As part of Colgate’s new “Watch Your Mouth!” campaign, Karent Sierra, DDS, has joined the cause to spread knowledge to Latinos. Compared to non-Hispanic whites, the risk of diabetes in Latinos is high – especially for Puerto Ricans and Mexican-Americans. The risk of developing the disease is 87% higher for Mexican-...
By Irina Gonzalez | 10/22/2013 - 16:09 | 0 Comments
Growing up as a Latina, I remember looking at magazines when I was a little girl and realizing how different I looked from everyone else. I remember thinking, when I was just 10 or 11 years old, just how big my thighs were. I was deeply ashamed of my curves and the fact that I looked different than anyone else in my class.
It wasn’t until I picked up my first...
By Samantha Leal | 11/14/2012 - 15:18 | 0 Comments
It's World Diabetes Day! The day, celebrated every year on November 14, is designed to increase diabetes advocacy and awareness. In fact, the entire month of November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.
So why should this be important to you? More than 10 percent of Hispanics ages 20 and older have diagnosed diabetes. Moreover, a...
By Valerie Tejeda | 11/12/2012 - 15:12 | 0 Comments
Nothing is better than having feet that feel and look good. The American Podiatric Medical Association has one primary focus during diabetes awareness month: foot care! In cooperation with this important campaign, five different experts share five awesome ways to pamper your feet.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/14/2010 - 12:00 | 0 Comments
Did you know that Latinos are twice as likely to have diabetes than our Caucasian counterparts? In fact, around 10 percent of Hispanics (two million of us) are reported to have diabetes.
To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th, HealthSeeker Explorando tu Salud, Paso a Paso was created. Healthseeker is a Facebook application that aims to help the...
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