The goal of LatinoDiabetes.net is to present relevant and easily accessible information pertinent to Latino individuals and families living with or at risk of diabetes. LatinoDiabetes.net 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. In partnership with Eli Lilly, a systematic literature review was conducted to understand the burden of diabetes for Latino adults, youth, and children in the U.S. in order to bring the newest and most important information directly to those impacted the most.
Our vision is to make LatinoDiabetes.net a one-stop shop for discovering the latest in science-based diabetes research, covering topics such as: treatment, diet, exercise, prevention, management, risk factors, complications, cost, technology, and culture. To do so, SDRI experts in diabetes research select the most recent, relevant articles from peer-reviewed medical journals or authoritative media sources. These are then summarized to make content understandable to a lay audience, translated into Spanish and English, and posted here. Each article has a link to the source document to provide the original data on which the summaries are based. The site is continually updated as new information becomes available in order to bring you the most cutting-edge research related to diabetes.
We hope this bilingual resource serves as an access point for Latinos with or at risk of diabetes and generates further discussion among impacted families, friends, communities, and practitioners. We believe this site will also be of interest to clinicians providing services to this population, researchers, and pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer technology industries. The content provided will help promote fact-based decision-making for those affected by diabetes. In doing so, we aim to democratize diabetes research.
About Sansum Diabetes Research Institute
The Sansum Diabetes Research Institute was founded in 1944 by Dr. William D. Sansum, the first physician in the U.S. to both produce and administer life-saving insulin. Today the Institute is a world leader in research and innovation, education and care for adults and children living with all forms of diabetes. Current areas of focus are: type 2 diabetes in minorities (https://milfamilias.sansum.org) and (https://latinodiabetes.sansum.org), digital health, artificial pancreas development, diabetes in pregnancy, and diabetes and exercise (https://excarbs.sansum.org).
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