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Wednesday, April 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Let’s Learn Together with Don Francisco: Understanding the Facts about Type 2 Diabetes Panel Discussion

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Legendary entertainer Don Francisco returns to the annual Hispanicize event this year to host an engaging and educational panel discussion,presented by the Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim Diabetes Alliance. The panel discussion is part of a larger initiative called Basado en Hechos, whichwas launched in 2017 to share facts about type 2 diabetes and help dispel common myths about diabetes care, including insulin treatment.
 
Don Francisco, who was first diagnosed 17 years ago, will open the panel discussion by sharing his personal story of living with type 2 diabetes, beforemoderating a conversation with two well-respected endocrinologists, Gaston M. Ponte M.D., C.C.D., F.A.C.E., Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Central Florida and Dr. Rosemarie Lajara, President and Lead Endocrinologist for Diabetes America, Dallas, Texas. The panel is intendedto discuss education around type 2 diabetes, a condition which affects an estimated 12.1 percent of U.S. Hispanics, and the importance of havingconversations with healthcare providers to help those living with type 2 diabetes make informed decisions about their health.[1]
 
The panel discussion is open to anyone attending the Hispanicize event. You can also join the conversation online via Facebook, Twitter and Instagramusing hashtag #Hispz18.
 
References
1.   Statistics About Diabetes. (n.d.). Retrieved February 15, 2018, from  http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/?loc=db-slabnav
 
 

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Don Francisco

​Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco, is thrilled to be back at Hispanicize in 2018. During his career, Don Francisco has received important tributes and awards such as a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001), the Pame Benemerenti Medal awarded by Pope John Paul... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Metropolitan Breakout (3rd Floor) JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Miami, FL, USA

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