National Diabetes Month: Why Latinos Need to Take Care of Their Mouths
American Diabetes Month: Why Latinos Need to Take Care of Their Mouths
By Samantha Leal | 11/25/2013 - 15:12

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-Americans as compared to non-Hispanic whites, and nearly 94% higher for Puerto Ricans. Loca! 


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Are Your Latina Curves Killing You?
Commentary: Are Your Latina Curves Killing You?
By Irina Gonzalez | 10/22/2013 - 17:09

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.


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Listen Up: It's World Diabetes Day!
World Diabetes Day: Why It Should Matter To Latinos
By Samantha Leal | 11/14/2012 - 15:18

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 Cedars-Sinai study confirmed that Latinos are more prone to developing Type 2 diabetes. 


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The Ultimate Guide to Pampering Your Feet
By Valerie Tejeda | 11/12/2012 - 15:12

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. 


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Facebook Game Launched to Help Educate Latinos on Diabetes
Facebook Game Launched to Help Educate Latinos on Diabetes
By Mariela Rosario | 11/14/2010 - 12:00

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 nearly 10 million Latino who use the social networking site by providing lifestyle and nutritional tips to manage diabetes.


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Kick Diabetes to the Curb
By Mariela Rosario | 11/20/2008 - 11:26

November isn't just a month to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's also American Diabetes Awareness Month. As we all (should) know, Latinas are more likely to get diabetes than not—we have a 52.5% lifetime risk of developing the disease. What you may not know is that scientist-types are constantly figuring out ways to both lower that risk and fight diabetes without drugs. Here’s the rundown:

Eat edamame. Chicas who do have a 47% lower risk for developing diabetes.


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The Miracle Berry: Too Good To Be True?
By Mariela Rosario | 06/27/2008 - 11:38


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Diabetes 101: Your Primer
By Latina Staff | 02/15/2008 - 16:24

What you don't know about diabetes can hurt you. We'll bring you up to speed. With one study estimating
that Latinas are more likely to get diabetes than not (we have a 52.5 percent lifetime risk), it's crucial you know the following.

What It Is


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