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The goal of is to present relevant and easily accessible information pertinent to Latino individuals and families living with or at risk of diabetes. is an initiative of Mil Familias, a program of Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, which strives to improve the lives of Latino families affected by diabetes through research, education, and care.


Coronavirus in Latinos with Diabetes: Emergency Preparation and Response

COVID-19/Coronavirus is a new and serious threat to everyone but especially Hispanic/Latino people with type 2 diabetes if their blood sugars are high.

Fortunately, all of us can take simple steps to reduce our risk of catching COVID-19 and, if someone with diabetes develops COVID-19, there are important, practical steps to take immediately, as the virus can make diabetes more difficult to control.

If you have diabetes

High blood sugar levels increase the risks from COVID-19 for people who have type 2 diabetes.

If your HbA1c is high (above 8.5%), discuss with your doctor as a matter of urgency.


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Diabetes and COVID-19: “Wicked Problems”

In an article published 1 October 2020 in the highly-respected international medical journal, Lancet, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute authors Kerr & Glantz recognize that diabetes and COVID-19 are both beyond difficult problems to resolve. In fact, the authors and SDRI researchers consider both diabetes and COVID-19 “wicked problems.”

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Diabetes and COVID-19 are both difficult problems to resolve. Researchers consider both diabetes and COVID-19 “wicked problems.” Other wicked problems are poverty, crime, and climate change. The….

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