Did you know that type 2 diabetes is a serious problem for Latino families? It affects men, women, and children. Nearly 1 in 10 adult Latinos has diabetes. One in four Latinos ages 35 and older with diabetes also has heart disease.
Blood pressure is the force on artery walls as blood moves through the body. Normal blood pressure is lower than 120/80, but it goes up and down naturally during the day. Blood pressure that stays high over time is called high blood pressure or hypertension. It usually has no symptoms and many people don’t know they have it.