Hi and welcome to the LDA (Latino Diabetes Association) YouTube channel. We hope to bring you information on diabetes prevention, self-ma...
Hi and welcome to the LDA (Latino Diabetes Association) YouTube channel. We hope to bring you information on diabetes prevention, self-management, nutrition, exercise, environmental factors, health advocacy and legislation, and social issues that negatively or positively affect our natural and personal environments and total wellness. We focus on prevention rather than a "cure". 95% of all diabetes cases are Type 2 Diabetes. Here in Los Angeles County, there are at least 650,000 diagnosed diabetics, of which about 300,000, almost half, are Latino which is the main purpose of our existence. Latinos are also genetically predisposed to contracting diabetes, and often passed it through hereditary genes. The Latino community is our focus, but we provide free community education, programs, and online information to anyone of any ethnicity. In the U.S., Diabetes disproportionately affects mainly Latinos, Native Americans, African Americans, and some Asian groups, and increasing in Caucasians