Culture in Diet and Healthcare

Sandra J. Arevalo MPH RDN CDE

"Who are you? What's your support system? Do you have a family? What are your reasons to be alive and fight this disease? Do you have the means to care for yourself of both like, psychologically and economically and physically? Like, are you able to take care of yourself? You know, like, if you have to inject yourself, or your fingers functioning well, but is your mind functioning?" - Sandra Arévalo, MPH, RDN, CDE

Does diabetes have an equal treatment for every patient? Do you know how to communicate with health providers? In this episode, Sandra tells us how different the treatment is for each patient based on the culture, personal fears, and habits. Also, she states that once you are diagnosed with some disease, it is indispensable that you understand what that means for your life from that moment on. Sandra Arévalo is the Director of Community and Patient Education at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Working as a bilingual private consultant, researcher and spokesperson has helped her expand her horizons to continue her mission and commitment to provide health care to the most underserved and diverse families.

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