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Differences in disease-fighting antibodies linked to genes

Differences in disease-fighting antibodies linked to genes

By Don Finley – dfinley@express-news: Study included test groups of S.A. Hispanics A new study that included hundreds of San Antonio Hispanics found that that a person’s genes play a strong role in how the immune system responds to 13 common infections. And while the findings might provide some clues to why some people are better […]

Thousands of American Indian adults are at risk of losing their vision as a result of complications from diabetes

Thousands of American Indian adults are at risk of losing their vision as a result of complications from diabetes

By ICTMN Staff: All people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, are at risk for diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. “The longer a person has diabetes the greater is his or her risk of developing diabetic eye disease,” said Dr. Suber Huang, chair of the Diabetic Eye Disease […]

Diabetes and the Hispanic American Woman

Diabetes and the Hispanic American Woman

By Jody Smith – Empow Her: Hispanic American women are two or three times more likely than non-Hispanic American women to develop diabetes.  When the body is unable to create or use insulin properly, the result is diabetes. The body needs insulin to transform food into energy. When it’s unable to perform this function, a variety of […]

How Hispanics Will (Unintentionally) Bring About Significant Shifts in Healthcare

How Hispanics Will (Unintentionally) Bring About Significant Shifts in Healthcare

Stephen Palacio- Executive Vice President, Director Hispanic Practice –  Huffington Post: High sugar consumption is a large contributor to Hispanic diabetes. States may be forced to look at various “consumption” taxes to curb disease rates. How will Texas, with 38% of Hispanics uninsured, and California, with 29% of Hispanics uninsured, handle the coming influx of Hispanic […]

African American Women With Gestational Diabetes Face High Long-term Diabetes Risk

African American Women With Gestational Diabetes Face High Long-term Diabetes Risk

By Kaiser Permanente Published: Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 – 2:47 pm PASADENA, Calif., October 20, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — African American women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy face a 52 percent increased risk of developing diabetes in the future compared to white women who develop GDM during pregnancy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the journalDiabetologia. African American women are […]