Food is one of the most important point for Latinos. Some of the lifestyle people choose put them at a greater risk of developing medical conditions. Some of those medical conditions is diabetes. The results of this chronic disease that is name diabetes is by high levels of sugar in the blood. According to the American Diabetes Association this an urgent health problem in the Latino community.
- The risk of Latinos developing diabetes is 1 1/2 times greater than non-Latino White Americans.
- A Latino child born today has a 50% chance of developing diabetes in his/her lifetime.
- Latinos aged 50 and older have substantially higher rates of diabetes (24-30%).
- 25% of Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans over 45 have diabetes.