Join Our #SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 11/17/15: Diabetes and Latinos


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Diabetes is one of the major illnesses that greatly impact Latinos the most. It is also one of the more preventable and treatable illnesses.

Do you know how important a healthy diet and exercise are to preventing or controlling diabetes?

What’s the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? How often should you check your glucose levels?

Let’s use #SaludTues on Nov. 17, 2015, to tweet about all the need-to-know facts about Latinos and diabetes.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Diabetes and Latinos”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: (@USAgov); Diabetes Hands Foundation (@diabetesHF); U.S. FDA (@FDAenEspanol)

Together with our partners, we’ll discuss:

  • Key information on lowering the risk for diabetes.
  • Why Latinos are particularly at risk.
  • How to modify a diet when you have diabetes.
  • When blood glucose tests should be taken.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies and stories to help Latinos prevent diabetes.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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