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Video: Life doesn’t stop with a diabetes diagnosis

Diabetes, whether Type 1 or Type 2, is a serous health issue, especially for Latinos. Of all Latinos, Mexican Americans suffer the most from the disease that can rob a person of their limbs, their eyesight and eventually their life. On top of the dismal odds of Mexican Americans being diagnosed most often with the disease, more Latinas suffer from diabetes than Latinos, white men or white women.

Living with diabetes does not make anyone’s life easier and can pose challenges for both the diabetic and their family but no one knows what the life of a diabetic is like unless they know someone. Joanna Puello created the video of her life with diabetes to illustrate how she handles her disease on a day-to-day basis and how she hasn’t let her stop her from living her life.

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  • Carla Archuleta
    April 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I was recently hospitalized after becoming very sick because I had no idea my body needed insulin. I am lucky to be alive. So if you have a family history make sure you get checked out to receive proper care. The one thing that changed in my life is my eating habit, I eat healthier but I needed to do that anyways.

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