How One Chef Aims to Empower the Diabetes Commnity with Healthy, Delicious Food


Chef and author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz is familiar with the diabetes community. Her grandfather, for example, lived with type 2 diabetes for several years, up until a stroke ended his life. There’s more to it than that, though. Here are some eye-opening facts:

-13% of Hispanic adults have already been diagnosed with diabetes

-Diabetes is the leading cause of death in the Hispanic community

-The Hispanic community is twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than other groups

These are the things Schwartz wants to help eliminate, both through awareness and through diet. The Brazlian native is the voice of Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas, which is a program that reaches out to Hispanic communities and provides authentic Hispanic dishes with a healthy twist.

Take a look at Schwartz discussing her efforts, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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G.D. resides in West Michigan. When he isn’t writing (or editing), you can find him outside, riding a bike, reading a book, or just plain running. Other interests include sports (of any kind), music (again, any kind) and cinema (a bit pickier here).
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