Miami Program Helps Hispanics Prevent Or Manage Diabetes
The CDC has found that Hispanics contract diabetes at a higher rate than non-Hispanic whites and are about 50 percent more likely to die from diabetes or liver disease. In related news, a mobile app aims to help diabetics monitor their treatment plans.
Hispanic Diet Adds To Risk For Diabetes
At the University of Miami medical school, a team of researchers is tailoring its programs to help Hispanics prevent or manage diabetes. Baptist Health South Florida has partnered with Florida International University to develop a bilingual mass open online class or (MOOC) for diabetes. The free online course provides participants with tools to help them change their eating habits and exercise patterns. (Portilla, 11/22)
Mobile Apps Help Diabetics And Doctors Monitor Health
Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Managing blood sugar levels is critical — that’s where the apps come in. ... Mobile apps not only allow people to monitor their glucose levels and calorie intake, but also provide data that help health providers assess their patients more accurately and efficiently than ever before. (Hsieh, 11/22)