Just One More Question About Type 2 Diabetes!
In this exclusive series, a Latinx diabetes educator tackles your questions about being a Hispanic/Latinx person living with this condition. Don’t miss her expert answers.
You know how there never seems to be quite enough time to get all of your questions answered during your doctor visits? Well, HealthCentral's "Just One More Question!" video series is here to help! We're asking the top docs in their field to answer all your Qs so you can get a real handle on your condition.
For this edition on diabetes, we’ve zoomed in real tight on how this disease uniquely impacts the Hispanic/Latinx community. We asked Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, M.D., clinical associate professor and director of the LatinX Diabetes Clinic at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, to explain what diabetes is and how treatment—getting yourself moving and making simple food swaps—can help you live your best life with this disease. Here's what she told us.
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
You've got your diabetes diagnosis. Now what? Here's what you need to know.
Is Type 2 Diabetes Curable?
Bad news? No cure. Good news? With treatment and lifestyle changes, your life can continue to be amazing.
How Is Type 2 Diabetes Treated?
Lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy and exercising, are a must. And when that's not enough, there are meds that can help.
Why Is Type 2 Diabetes More Common in Certain Minority Communities?
It's not fully understood why diabetes rates are higher in the Hispanic/Latinx and other minority groups, but research shows the prevalence of overweight and obesity play a significant role.
Some Traditional Hispanic/Latinx Foods Can Be Rich and Heavy—Are There Ways to Make These Beloved Foods Healthier?
Enjoying your family's traditional foods on occasion isn't the problem. Adopting healthier daily habits makes the difference.
What Are the Possible Complications for Type 2 Diabetes?
It can affect your feet, eyes, kidneys, and even your heart, but it doesn't have to! Treatment is key.