Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative Unveils Enhanced Website

Latino Diabetes Initiative bicultural website

Monday, February 14, 2011

Latinos are twice as likely to develop diabetes as Caucasians, and half the Latinos born in the United States in this century are predicted to get the disease. Helping to meet this challenge, Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative has upgraded its website with additional resources for Latinos with diabetes and their families in both English and Spanish.

“Raising awareness in the general community about diabetes in the Latino population is an important task for our Latino Diabetes Initiative,” says Enrique Caballero, M.D., founder and director. “Our redesigned website allows us to share important information with many people about our work and the general challenges and opportunities with this group.”

The upgraded site ( is 100% bilingual and bicultural—not simply translated from one language to the other. The landing page is in Spanish and from there you can toggle back and forth between the Spanish and English pages.

Sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, the website update features details about each of the key components about LDI services and activities. Additionally, it presents educational materials that the LDI has created or adapted in Spanish, as well as highlighting current and past research efforts to better understand the effects of diabetes in the Latino population.

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Latino Diabetes Initiative bicultural website