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Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Cuida tu Diabetes, Cuida tu Corazon to Cook up Delicious, Diabetes-Friendly Dishes for Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes
Date:3/8/2013

span>Miami on March 10. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample Chef Leticia's favorite diabetes-friendly dishes that will be served by a participating local food truck.

"We are excited to feature Merck's Cuida tu Diabetes, Cuida tu Corazon as part of this year's Feria de Salud at Calle Ocho event," said Flavia Llizo , Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association in Miami, Florida. "The American Diabetes Association is committed to raising awareness of type 2 diabetes and providing relevant resources for those at an increased risk for the disease, including Hispanics. This program is providing important information for people living with type 2 diabetes."

Type 2 diabetes affects the Hispanic community living in the United States more than other ethnic groups, and this community has a 66 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with diabetes than non-Hispanic white adults. Of the Hispanic adults living in the United States, nearly 12 percent are diagnosed with diabetes, which is among the highest prevalence of ethnic groups in the United States.

"I am pleased to work with Merck on Cuida tu Diabetes, Cuida tu Corazon to educate Hispanics in Miami about managing this complex disease," said Frank Lavernia , MD, Internal Medicine, Coconut Creek, Florida. "Whether they are already diagnosed, at risk for, or caring for someone with type 2 diabetes, everyone attending the event can benefit from learning about the disease and the importance of working with a health care provider to set personalized goals.

If diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it is important to work with your health care provider to develop a comprehensive diabetes-management plan that includes diet, exercise and, if appr
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