To mark the start of the National Hispanic Heritage Month in the USA, and to help recognise those people within the Latino/Hispanic community who have or face the risk of develop diabetes, a leading charity will provide a special Adult Prevention Toolkit.
The American Diabetes Associatio, who developed the toolkit with a grant from the Abbott Fund, will distribute the toolkit to relevant communities. The kit contains comprehensive and community sensitive information on diabetes and living a healthy life.
The chair of the National Latino Subcommittee of the ADA, Lurelean Gaines, reportedly commented: “Personal health matters such as diabetes can be a sensitive subject among Latino communities. We want to change that in a culturally sensitive way. The American Diabetes Association provides a wealth of relevant information specifically for Hispanic/Latino populations, so health issues can move from personal or individual challenges, to broader community-based solutions.”
The president of the Abbott Fund, Catherine Babingto, was reported as saying: “Abbott is committed to empowering people to manage their health through education and information. That’s why this collaboration between the American Diabetes Association and the Abbott Fund is so critical, as the toolkit offers simple, practical ideas to address the needs of Latinos in attaining healthier lives. Chronic disease, including diabetes, is one of the global health challenges of our time and we are very excited to be able to work with the American Diabetes Association on such an important effort.”

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