#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/25: Latinos & Diabetes Prevention

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Over 1 in 2 Latinos are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime. The good news is that type II diabetes can often be delayed or prevented with modest (5-7%) weight loss. But how can one act if they don’t know their risk?

Diabetes Prevention Chat

Contrary to what some might believe, the cause is not always genetic. Even individuals with prediabetes can still take important steps to prevent from seeing the disease progress into diabetes. One important step for prediabetic individuals is getting referred to a diabetes prevention program. However, of 84 million individuals with prediabetes, only 11.6% are aware they have this condition.

Join us this #SaludTues on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, to find out how to take action and tweet about Latinos and the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). 

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Latinos & The National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: Unidos US (@WeAreUnidosUS),  The American Association of Diabetes Education (@AADEdiabetes), National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMAmd)
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #HispanicHeritageMonth #diabetes #DiabetesManagement

This #SaludTues we’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • What challenges do Latino communities face with prediabetes?
  • How can healthcare professionals work with Latino communities to address prediabetes?
  • What is the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and how can physicians locate a DPP in their community?
  • What resources exist to screen, test and refer patients into the National DPP?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your stories, and resources to help promote awareness of the Diabetes Prevention program, this Hispanic Heritage month.

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved. Contact Rosalie Aguilar at aguilarr2@uthscsa.edu for this week’s #SaludTues tweetchat questions in advance.

Highlights from this #SaludTues Tweetchat

By The Numbers By The Numbers

37

Percent

of Head Start and Early Head Start participants are Latino.

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