Chef LaLa To Be Honored by Joselin Diabetes Center at Harvard

Ritmos de Salud, a benefit for Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative

The 2012 Ritmos de Salud event is a benefit designed to promote awareness and raise funds for the diabetes care, education, research and outreach programs of Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI).

Classically trained chef, nutritionist, and author, Chef LaLa will be honored for her commitment to serving the many needs of the Latino community.

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the New England Conservatory of Music, Jordan Hall
  • Performance: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • V.I.P. Reception: 9:00 PM – Midnight

For more lnformation, contact Kevin Hudson at kevm or 617–309–2512

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(General Admission tickets will be available through the New England Conservatory of Music box office beginning in August) 

About the Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI)

Diabetes is a disease of epidemic proportions. The World Health Organization estimates that 285 million people worldwide have diabetes, and that number is expected to more than double by 2030.

Although the disease has become more prevalent across all populations, it has been shown that diabetes adversely affects certain racial/ethnic groups. National data demonstrates that Latinos have a two-fold increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to the Caucasian population.

A clear genetic predisposition for the development of diabetes is a major risk component. However, a significant role is also played by cultural and lifestyle factors.

The dramatic increase in the rate of diabetes combined with growth of the Latino population has created an urgent need for culturally and linguistically appropriate models of care and education. The Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI) at the Joslin Diabetes Center was launched in 2002 and integrates culturally competent care, research, education and community outreach to improve the health outcomes of Latinos living with diabetes and for those who are at risk.

As internationally and nationally renowned leaders in the field of diabetes care, with an outstanding record of innovation and leadership, the members of the Latino Diabetes Initiative are committed to serving the needs of the Latino population.

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