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Study: 1 in 10 Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients with Diabetes Die Within a Week


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We know that older adults with underlying health conditions are most vulnerable to the worst effects of coronavirus. New data show that 10% of COVID-19 patients with diabetes die within one week of being hospitalized, according to a French study in the journal Diabetologia. Most hospitalizations are men and older adults (average age 69.8). The study also found that each increase in body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increase in the risk of intubation and/or death in the 7 days following admission for COVID-19, Dr. Samy Hadjadj told Medscape Medical News. "Before [this study] it was, 'all diabetes [patients] are the same.' Now we can surely consider more precisely the risk, taking age, sex, BMI, complications ... as clear 'very high-risk situations,'" Hadjadj said. "So ...

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How Does Coronavirus Impact People with Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Disease?



The spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, is now a global pandemic. Health officials are working tirelessly to inform the public. They are working on a fast-paced method for widespread testing, and doing everything possible to slow the spread of the coronavirus. What is still scary? This disease impacts those with underlying conditions more significantly, especially Latinos who suffer vast health disparities. "People with diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and other serious underlying conditions are more likely to develop serious outcomes, including death [due to coronavirus]," said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CNBC reports. Coronavirus COVID-19's Impact on People With Underlying Illnesses Reported ...

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#SaludTues 11/19/19: Healthy Holidays & Diabetes Prevention Month


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Over 1 in 3 U.S. adults have prediabetes and of these individuals, 9 in 10 don't even know they have it, according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Along with age, family history of diabetes, having had diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), being physically inactive and overweight, there are a number of risk factors that can put someone at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Among Latinos, African Americans, American Indians, and U.S. Pacific Islanders, the chances of developing type 2 diabetes are higher than for those who are non-Latino white. As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, it's also important to be proactive about diabetes prevention during November, Diabetes Awareness Month! On Nov. 19, 2019, let's use #SaludTues , to tweet about ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/30: The Role of Promotoras in Helping Prevent Diabetes


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Diabetes can lead to countless life-changing complications. Unfortunately, Latinos are disproportionately affected by diabetes-related morbidity and mortality. Additionally, the prevalence of diabetes among Latinos is rising at a substantially higher rate than non-Hispanic Whites. On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, let’s use #SaludTues on Twitter to chat about the importance of diabetes awareness and preventive solutions that will improve the health of Latinos and all!  TIME:1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT) DATE: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @WeAreUnidosUS, @AADEdiabetes, @ChapCareOrg & @NCFHTX. We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore: Diabetes and the Latino ...

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Type 2 Diabetes in Latinos Linked to Food Insecurity


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New data suggests that Latinos who are food insecure are at a more significant risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a collaborative study. Researchers from UConn School of Medicine, UConn School of Dental Medicine, Yale School of Public Health, Quinnipiac University, Hartford Hospital, and the Hispanic Health Council studied the two factors and their correlation in low-income Latinos. "Our findings support the plausibility of links between food insecurity and poor health," Dr. Angela Bermúdez-Millán, assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at UConn School of Medicine, said in a press release. About the Study The study, which was published in the Journal of Nutrition, shows that more than 40 million Americans, including 6.5 million children, ...

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Latinos Diabetes Patients Much More Likely to Undergo Amputations


Latinos Daibetes Patients Much More Likely to Undergo Amputations Than Whites

Diabetes development can lead to numerous life-changing complications when the disease spirals out of control, including the amputation of limbs. As the prevalence of the illness continues to rise––30 million Americans are estimated to have diabetes––black and Latino patients are more likely to have an amputation compared to non-Hispanic whites, CNN reports. Diabetic foot complications exact a substantial clinical and economic toll in acute care settings, particularly among the rural and working poor. The Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2014, an estimated 29.1 million adults in the United States, or 9.3% of the adult population, had diabetes. In California (39.1% Latino), minority groups were more than twice as likely as whites to undergo amputations, ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/26: National Diabetes Alert Day


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Latinos are twice as likely as whites to develop and die from diabetes in their lifetime. Diabetes threatens the health of Latino regions across the country. In Texas, 13% of San Antonio's population has diabetes. 17% of people have diabetes in border cities of Brownsville and Laredo, some of the highest rates in the nation. Latino-populated California has three diabetes-prone cities, Compton (16.5%), Lynwood (16.4%) and Southgate (15%). The scary thing is that many Latinos are unaware that they even have diabetes. On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, let's use #SaludTues on Twitter to chat how to promote awareness of diabetes risk factors and preventive solutions during #DiabetesAlertDay! TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 26, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with ...

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Study: Even If Thin, Some Latinos Genetically Predisposed to Diabetes


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Even if you're thin, you might be genetically at risk for diabetes. A new study, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, examined data from 9,000 Latino adults ages 21-76 and found that a well-known gene variant linked to Type 2 diabetes—transcription Factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene—also may predispose a person to being leaner. Individuals with the TCF7L2 gene variant may be at risk for Type 2 diabetes even while maintaining a low body weight. The findings is novel, given many individuals with diabetes are obese. "The counterintuitive discovery that some people are predisposed both to being thin and developing Type 2 diabetes refocuses our attention on the need to collect data in diverse populations and across ...

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Study: Lacking Sleep, Pregnant Latinas Face More Gestational Diabetes


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We know that U.S. Latinas are 2-4 more likely to get gestational diabetes during pregnancy than non-Latinas, which is a serious threat to these women's health. But did you know sleep habits impact your risk for gestational diabetes? What can we do to help? Why is Gestational Diabetes Problematic? Gestational diabetes mellitus is a serious health challenge for pregnant women. It increases risk for caesarean birth and hypertensive disorders. It also can increase the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery. Still, careful management to maintain normal blood glucose levels can mitigate some of these risks. How Does Sleep Impact Gestational Diabetes? Women who average less than 6 hours sleep a night had a 1.7-fold increase in the risk of being diagnosed with ...

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