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Scripps Endocrinologist Helps Latinos Better Understand Diabetes

A story in the March 8, 2011, Tu Salud online magazine discusses the basics about diabetes, one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.


Almost 26 million people nationwide are diabetic, and the rates climb for Latinos—the risk of diagnosed diabetes is 66 percent higher among Latinos than non-Latino white adults.


Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute endocrinologist Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas provides insight on what anyone can do to lower their risk of diabetes.


Read more in the Tu Salud article: Understanding Diabetes (PDF, 33 KB)


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