Hispanic and Latino Americans Are More Likely to Have Type 2 Diabetes: CDC

Hispanic and Latino Americans Are More Likely to Have Type 2 Diabetes: CDC

Hispanic and Latino Americans are more likely to have diabetes than non-Hispanic whites, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.
Diabetes Drug Metformin Hydrochloride Recalls over Possible Cancer-Causing Ingredient

Diabetes Drug Metformin Hydrochloride Recalled Over Possible Cancer-Causing Ingredient

Metformin Hydrochloride, a drug prescribed to diabetic patients, has been recalled over the concerns that it might contain a large amount of cancer-causing ingredients.
U.S. President Trump speaks about negotiations with pharmaceutical companies over the cost of insulin, at the White House in Washington

Trump Announces Plans to Cut Insulin Prices at $35 For Medicare Enrollees

Medicare recipients may pay less for a month-long supply of insulin starting 2021.
COVID-19 Deaths in Italy: Pre-existing Health Conditions of Those Who Died from the Virus

Italy’s COVID-19 Deaths: Pre-existing Health Conditions of Those Who Died from the Virus

Find out here about the pre-existing health conditions of those who lost their lives in Italy from the COVID-19.
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SALUD: National Diabetes Month Offers Insight on Prevalence, Preventative Care & Management

National Diabetes Month is a 30-day period dedicated to discussing diabetes risk factors, preventative care and management for the sake of prolonging lives and promoting healthier living.

Socioeconomics, Food Insecurity and the US Latino Population

Conversations about healthy eating, diabetes care and weight management should account for socioeconomics, food insecurity and food availability, particularly when addressing U.S. Latinos, who are overwhelmingly food insecure.
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SALUD: Coca-Cola, Mars and Burger King Overspend on Spanish-Language TV Ads Geared Towards Hispanic Youth

Coca-Cola, Mars, Burger King, Wendy's, McDonalds and many other brands spend above average on Spanish-language TV ads to promote nutritionally poor products and to steer consumer trends, according to a new report. Consequently, their decisive spending has contributed to poor diets and disease in multicultural communities.

Chile Has Highest Diabetes Prevalence Rates in World

Diabetes, the group of metabolic diseases defined by problems producing or using insulin, has overwhelmed the South American nation Chile. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 1.7 million Chileans have diabetes, which exceeds the global average.

'Cambia la Melodia' Health Advocacy Group Recreates Classic Coca-Cola Ad to Encourage Healthy Drinks

Washington, D.C.-based health advocacy group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has recreated Coca-Cola's iconic "Hilltop" ad to illustrate the effect that excessive soda consumption has on the public, as sugary beverages are a major contributor to diabetes, tooth decay, weight gain and other diseases among U.S. adults.
Health Experts: Exercise Means More than Healthier Life, It Can Alter Your DNA

Diabetes Drug Surpresses Appetite, Reduces Body Weight and Improves Metabolic Control

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published findings that revealed if Liraglutide, a diabetes drug, in combination with diet and exercise, could help obese individuals to reduce their body weight and improve metabolic control.

Diabetes & the Hispanic/Latino Community

"Sábado Gigante" creator Don Francisco and Mexican-born film actress Salma Hayek have an important disease in common: diabetes, but they aren't the only ones. In fact, Hispanics represent one out of every five adult diabetic suffers in the U.S. But there are opportunities to improve behaviors.

Scientists Establish Connection Between Fast Resting Heart Rates and Diabetes

Scientists have established a connection between rapid resting heart rates and the likelihood of developing diabetes.
Home Health Provider Aids Needy As Supreme Court Debates Healthcare Reform Law

New Platform Developed to Improve Type 2 Diabetes Care Among U.S. Latinos

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Company recently launched a new initiative to help improve type 2 diabetes care in the U.S. Hispanic community.
Home Health Provider Aids Needy As Supreme Court Debates Healthcare Reform Law

SALUD: New Health Technology, Research Advancements to Improve Diabetes Management

The U.S. Latino/Hispanic community is predisposed to type 2 diabetes and its relative health complications. However, new advances in health technology and research could with diabetes management, and it could alter the course of the metabolic disorder.

Could Mexico's Tax on Soda and Sweetened Drinks be the Key to Fighting Obesity, Diabetes in U.S.?

Sweetened beverages, particularly soda, are packed with tablespoons of sugar or high fructose corn syrup. And often, it's paired with "natural" caramel color, phosphoric acid and caffeine. For these reasons, health officials identified soda as a key contributor to obesity and diabetes in adults and children in Mexico.
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SALUD: Mexican-Born Doctor & Author Aliza A. Lifshitz Discusses Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Her Flipboard Magazine Catered to Latinos

Could acculturation make the difference in a person's health? Is a chubby child more healthy than a skinny child?
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