COVID and Diabetes in Latinos

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COVID-19/Coronavirus is a new and serious threat to everyone, including seniors, but especially Hispanic/Latino people with type 2 diabetes if their blood sugars are high.

Fortunately, all of us can take simple steps to reduce our risk of catching COVID-19 and, if someone with diabetes develops COVID-19, there are important, practical steps to take immediately.

This website includes information in Spanish and English on what Hispanic/Latino people with diabetes should know and do about COVID-19.

Visit www.LatinoDiabetes.net and share this resource with your firends and family.

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COVID-19/Coronavirus is a new and serious threat to everyone, including seniors, but especially Hispanic/Latino people with type 2 diabetes if their blood sugars are high.

Fortunately, all of us can take simple steps to reduce our risk of catching COVID-19 and, if someone with diabetes develops COVID-19, there are important, practical steps to take immediately.

This website includes information in Spanish and English on what Hispanic/Latino people with diabetes should know and do about COVID-19.

Visit www.LatinoDiabetes.net and share this resource with your firends and family.

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Author: Karen Ortiz, Outreach Coordinator

Karen Ortiz is LVMC’s Outreach Coordinator. Karen previously worked as Development and Special Events Manager for United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, after serving on the board for 10 years. She has a long career as a licensed Financial Advisor and Vice President Relationship Manager with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and is a graduate of Santa Barbara High School. She has multiple banking certifications and attends Fielding Graduate University for Non-Profit leadership. Karen is a graduate of the Leading for Community Impact program, serves on the CALM Advisory Council, Aware & Prepare Public Education committee, Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Prevention Council of Santa Barbara County and Latino Elder Outreach Network (LEON). She is a trustee for the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation and was appointed in 2019 to the Human Services Commission for the City of Lompoc.

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