Diabetes and the Latino Community

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Institute of the Americas
10111 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA, 92037
United States


Diabetes is a daunting public health issue in the U.S.: more than 29 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease and another 79 million are estimated to have pre-diabetes.

The problem is particularly worrisome in the Latino community, where disease rates are nearly double those of non-Hispanic whites.

San Diego, with its large Hispanic population as well as its proximity to the border, experiences this issue in unique ways.  Public health agencies and local organizations have developed innovative approaches to address the community’s needs.

Please join us for a breakfast conversation with health care practitioners on the forefront of diabetes care as we discuss care delivery in the local Hispanic and cross-border community. We’ll look at successful programs, models of care, technologies and educational outreach to culturally diverse populations in our area.


  • Dr. Alberto Hayek, The Whittier Institute for Diabetes
  • Janet Adamian, Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • Sonia Contreras, The International Community Foundation
  • Monica Ruiz, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
  • Francisco Valle, Valle Consulting

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