Diabetes And Latinas

Apr 25, 11 Diabetes And Latinas

What’s scarier than el chupacabra? How about a disease that sneaks up on you and pounces when you least expect it? We Latinas are a high-risk group for diabetes, so you need to keep an eye on all those high-fat goodies that typically make up a Latin diet and get regular exercise. If you are already suffering from diabetes, don’t despair. Thankfully, according to Diabetes blogger, Christina Rodriguez, it’s not the end of the world; you just need to know what’s going on inside your body. If you’re diabetic one of your main concerns is probably food. ‘Que voy a comeeer?’ right? You just need to stay away from refined white sugar, which is not good for you anyway, and limit your intake of things like tortillas and panes dulces. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, too. It’s also very important to keep tabs on your blood sugar levels. Sure, pricking your finger to draw blood is no fun but fainting (due to low blood sugar) or ruining your kidneys (high blood sugar) are even less fun, so buck up and get it done. The more you know, the more in control you are. Diabetes can affect multiple organs (diabetics and Latinas are also at high risk for heart disease, so as a Latina diabetic you really need to keep your ticker in check), but remember that will only happen if YOU let it. You’re in the driver’s seat here, so don’t neglect your health and you will be driving for long years to come, mija!


  1. Rudy Lehder Rivas /

    I like this article because it is short and to the point, I would only add that ever Hispanic in America should schedule a Physical Examination. If you have Health Insurance most plans cover Annual Physical Examinations at little or no charge. Many Clinics throughout America offer little or No Charge examination, contact me if you need help finding one if your area. Finally, most Hispanics have not seen a Physician for years and they get scared and feel it is better off not knowing- don’t delay.

    Eat Healthy, Abrazo

    Rudy Lehder Rivas, CEO

  2. CoachVeronica /

    Hola Chicas Cosmos!

    I am a Life Strategist and I also support Sutter Health ( No 1 Hospital in NoCalifas). Specializing in working with English and Spanish Speaking diabetic clients. Please understand that we Latinas need to focus mostly on lean protiens (Fish, Chicken, some red lean meats-organic better, Grass Fed Whey Protien) and dark green leafy vegies! Stay away from Carb0(s)! Basically stay AWAY from anything white; exceptions; egg whites, chicken, fish and califlower. Be very careful with too much fruit as fruit contains high sugars and mas Carbo(s)—si Senoritas! Que lastima, por simpre! In truth, we all need to be eating like diabetics HAVE too. We will feel lighter, happier, healthier and mucho HOT!

    Brown Power CHicas—Stay high on a healthy happy Vida!

    CoachVeronica; Co-Author – “Success is a State of Mind-with Deepak Chopra

  3. CoachVeronica /

    PS: Latin foods lessons: Canella and Napales are understood to reduce sugar levels! Muy bien!!!

  4. Kourtney /

    I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s imeprsinsg me! :)

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