#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/18: Latinos and Diabetes


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U.S. Latinos have high risk of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and diabetic eye disease.

But why?Latino kids in group

What can we do to stop it from happening?

Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet in English and Spanish information, resources, and tips that can empower Latinos to prevent, reduce, and manage diabetes:

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Diabetes & Latinos
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • LANGUAGE: English and Spanish
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: Vida Saludable by the American Heart Association (@AHA_Vida) and Ventanilla de Salud in Washington, D.C. (@VDSalud_DC)

We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore:

  • Why is knowing about diabetes important for Latinos?
  • What are the biggest signs of pre-diabetes?
  • What are some resources for Latinos with diabetes?
  • How can we help prevent diabetes in our families?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can 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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