My 8-year-old son entered a diabetic coma due to ignorance: The impact of diabetes on the Latino community in the United States

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In the U.S., there are more than 30 million people with diabetes, and 1 in 4 don’t know they have the disease. Meanwhile, 84 million American adults have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know they have it. Guadalupe Miranda, a Latina mother living in Baltimore, Maryland, faced a challenging reality when her two children were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In an emotional interview, she shares how this diagnosis impacted their lives and how they have overcome the challenges they faced. 

In this article we are going to touch on the following important points, on the second page we will go into detail:

1. Latinos are twice as likely to develop diabetes.

2. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and socioeconomic barriers contribute to this increased risk.

3. Early detection and proper management are crucial to prevent serious complications.

4. Before type 2 diabetes, many people experience prediabetes.

5. There are resources that help you save on medications and prescriptions.

6. It is important to talk to a health and medical care professional.

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Isabel Cristancho es Community Coordinator en Noticias para Inmigrantes. Estudió Comunicación Social y Periodismo en la Universidad Externado de Colombia, y cuenta con experiencia en redacción, manejo y creación de contenido para medios digitales. También es Holistic Health Coach de IIN, y su pasión es ayudar a las personas a mejorar su calidad de vida, en este caso, su principal función es servir a la comunidad latina brindando información valiosa.