Julia BurgosAmerican Diabetes Association's Community Initiative Team
I want to stop diabetes because five of the most important women in my life had or currently have diabetes: my mother, my sister, my two grandmothers and my godmother. Two of the five women succumbed to the complications of diabetes. My grandmother died at an early age.
Diabetes has made a significant impact on my family and still affects us every day. I am at risk for type 2 diabetes as are my other family members.
It is one of my passions to educate Latinos about diabetes so that they don’t have to endure the devastation my family has had to endure for the past several years. In my lifetime, I would love to see a decrease in the number of Latinos and others being affected by this disease.