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Health Equity & The Prevalence of Diabetes in Minorities

Health Equity & The Prevalence of Diabetes in Minorities

More than 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes and more than 1 in 3 have prediabetes. Diabetes is a deadly disease that often results in poor quality of life if gone untreated.Unfortunately, it is also more prevalent in minority groups than in other segments of the population. This is a health equity […]

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A 7 Year Battle with Diabetes Finds a Happy Ending

A 7 Year Battle with Diabetes Finds a Happy Ending

In March of 2021 Lorena was at the end of her rope… for 7 years she had lived with diabetes, but speaking limited English had received no support as to how to manage her condition. She gained weight, felt fatigued and was at the mercy of her fluctuating blood sugar […]

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Health Education: Getting this Father Back on His Feet

Health Education: Getting this Father Back on His Feet

Jose, or “J.B.” as he is known to family and friends, is a janitor for a building in Tarija, Bolivia. With a friendly demeanor and outlook on life, he is beloved by the entire community. Unfortunately, like many in Tarija, J.B. was threatened by inter-generational poor health. “For my work, […]

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Esperança Launches Lifestyle Coaching Program

Esperança Launches Lifestyle Coaching Program

Esperança has long been a voice for health equity around Arizona, providing culturally appropriate preventative health education to Latino families around the state.In 2021, our team of community health educators launched the Lifestyle Coaching Program, 12 sessions over the course of 4 months designed for individuals who are at high […]

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Diabetes: Conozca su Riesgo

Diabetes: Conozca su Riesgo

Por Alexia Vega, Educadora de salud comunitariaSegún el Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), 1 de cada 10 personas tiene diabetes, esto representa alrededor de 30.3 millones de personas y 1 de cada 3 tiene prediabetes. La diabetes es una enfermedad en la que los niveles […]

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March 24th – American Diabetes Alert Day

March 24th – American Diabetes Alert Day

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO There is much uncertainty and concern in our world today about COVID-19. One thing we are not uncertain about is the impact and seriousness of diabetes on the American public broadly, and specifically on the communities in which Esperança serves. Diabetes impacts approximately 34.2 […]

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Going Blue for World Diabetes Day

Going Blue for World Diabetes Day

By Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recognizes November 14th as World Diabetes Day, and the focus for 2019 is Family and Diabetes. According to the IDF, 1 in 11 people are living with diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent form of the condition, […]

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