Latino advocates combat diabetes: “In order to save ourselves, work to be done”

Christina Elizabeth Rodriguez began blogging about living with diabetes in 2010. “It helped me find a community that would understand what I was going through,” she says.

Rodriguez, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was only seven-years-old, felt the need to share her experiences with other Latinos who suffer from the disease. “I don’t have it. I live with it,” she says.

By conducting workshops and covering the many facets of living with the disease on her website, Diabetes Types A Blog, Rodriguez says she has tried to position herself as a diabetes advocate in the Latino community.

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