Diabetes in the Hispanic and Latino Population

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“I think education needs to be a way in which we get to know the person first, what the person wants to do is able to do, what has happened before, what has worked, and what has not worked. And then based on that, suggest and work together in identifying a plan that would work.”

Dr. Enrique Caballero discusses type 2 diabetes in the Hispanic/Latino population and diabetes disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. He talks about diabetes education programs specifically for Hispanic and Latino communities and how diabetes management programs must be culturally adapted. Listen to this episode to learn how to best support nutrition in the Latino community. 

Dr. Caballero is the Director of Latino Diabetes Health in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director of International Innovation Programs in the Office for External Education at Harvard Medical School.  He is also the Chair of the Health Care Disparities Committee for the American Diabetes Association.  

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