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Join Us! Latina Mom Bloggers Team Red: Steps Out – Walk to Stop Diabetes

It is Hispanic Heritage Month and the Hispanicize, Being Latino and Latina Mom Bloggers community invites ALL LATINOS to help support our Virtual Team as we help the New York chapter STEP OUT To help stop Diabetes.
Diabetes Facts:
  • 25.8 million people in the United States (8.3% of the population) have diabetes. Of these, 7.0 million have undiagnosed diabetes.
  • There are an estimated 440,000 Latinos in New York alone living with Diabetes on a daily basis
  • In 2010, about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were reported. If current trends continue, 1 of 3 U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050.
  • Among adults, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations of feet and legs not related to accidents or injury.
  • Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates in 2007.
  • A person with diabetes has a shorter life expectancy and about twice the risk of dying on any given day

Ayudanos- Together we can Stop Diabetes. One step at a time.  It is our symbolic PRIMER PASO (First Step) to helping fight the diseases among Latinos nationwide.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY as we’ve started with an easy $4000 goal but would love to multiply that many times to help all our Latino hermanos y hermanas fight this disease. We will be posting new stories of our beloved community members who are fighting Diabetes.  HELP US HELP THEM- AYUDANOS!!!

Abrazos- Virtual Hugs from our Team