Organization releases summer tips for living with diabetes in Spanish
GritoBlast! Diabetes poses a significant threat to Americans, and an even greater threat to Latinos. Roughly 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million have what is known as pre-diabetes. That’s a rate of 7.6 for non-Hispanic whites, but a significantly larger rate of 12.8 percent for Latinos.
Summer is a particularly challenging time for people with diabetes, and this year, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has released its summer tips in Spanish.
The AADE is hoping this resource provides a helpful resource for Latinos who have diabetes and who are uncertain about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the summer months.
The AADE’s message is that people with diabetes can still enjoy all aspects of summer gatherings by eating a bit less of each item, and including other healthy lifestyle habits such as exercising regularly, eating in moderation, taking medication, and monitoring blood sugar levels.
As always, a diabetes educator can help navigate through the challenging aspects of living with this disease.