Diabetes Awareness Month Cafecito

When: November 17, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact: Jennifer Reyes at jreyes@lulac.org
Summary: LULAC will host a virtual Cafecito in conjunction with the All of Us Research Program to discuss how diabetes affects the Latino community and to spread awareness and discuss the health factors associated with diabetes.

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ZOOM INFORMATION BELOW:

Zoom Link: https://lulac.zoom.us/j/83588580079?pwd=UkJ2ODh5c1VrRyszR1hYSkkzTG9GQT09
Passcode: 700443
Webinar ID: 835 8858 0079

Health disparities in the Latino community, including access, quality of service, and the burden of preventable chronic illnesses are rampant. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. It is the fifth leading cause of death among Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. Persons with diabetes have a higher risk for secondary health conditions, including coronary heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, peripheral vascular disease and amputations. The most common form of diabetes in the Latino community is type 2 diabetes. With type 2 diabetes, one’s body doesn't use insulin properly. And while some people can control their blood sugar levels with healthy eating and exercise, others may need medication or insulin to manage it. There is a common misconception that diabetes is caused by lifestyle factors including consumption of foods with sugar. While this is a strong factor, diabetes can also be caused by genetic and environmental factors.

Featured Speakers:
Dr. Sandra Sobel, Endocrinologist, Lifestyle, and Obesity Medicine Specialist, Founder, Summon Health, LLC

Dr. Jeannie Concha, Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. Bibiana Mancera, Director, Community Engagement, Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC), The University of Texas at El Paso

Mel Lopez, Virtual Ambassador, All of Us Research Program

Stefania Acosta Ramirez, Engagement Specialist for Spanish-speaking Communities, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center, University of Iowa

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Date: November 17 , 2021
Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM MT/ 7:00PM-8:00PM ET

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