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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 ways to promote healthy environments and diabetes prevention for all!
WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Healthy Holidays & Diabetes Prevention Month”
TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
CO-HOSTS: Chap Care Primary Health Care Services (@ChapCareOrg), The American Association of Diabetes Educators (@AADEdiabetes), The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (@eatright), FDA Minority Health and Health Equity (@FDAHealthEquity), Momsrising (@momsrising) & others!
OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #DiabetesAwarenessMonth
We’ll open the floor to relevant information, your stories, and collective experiences as we explore:
- How diabetes and/or prediabetes impacts the Latino community?
- Examples of favorite healthy recipes and physical activity for promoting diabetes prevention & community health!
- Examples of partnerships, policy & successful programs aimed at fighting diabetes & promoting Latino health!
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share information, stories, and advice about working to promote healthy environments for Latinos and all!
Interested in co-hosting this chat? Contact Rosalie Aguilar at firstname.lastname@example.org.