Addressing Diabetes Among Hispanic Americans

BY: Kathryn Pollard
POSTED November 29, 2023 IN

By Kathryn J. Pollard, MS
Research Projects Manager for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Hispanic Americans face a 10 percent higher risk of type 2 diabetes due to health disparities. To combat this, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine has introduced LEADR, a 12-week program addressing lifestyle and access issues, with a strong focus on culturally relevant solutions.

It’s no secret that lifestyle-related chronic diseases disproportionately affect our country’s underserved, under-resourced populations. We witnessed this most starkly after the impact of COVID-19 disproportionately bore down on the nation’s most disadvantaged communities.

Specifically, Hispanic Americans are at a significantly higher risk for… Read more

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