Caregiving, Diabetes, Health, Latino culture, Parenting our Parents, Quesadilla Generation, Shingles

Another Chapter from the Quesadilla Generation

Most baby boomers, and some Gen X'er's, are part of the "sandwich generation," caring for aging parents. There is also an estimated 8 million Latino baby boomers taking care of both elderly parents and children.  Life this past month has added another chapter to my stories about the Quesadilla Generation.Illness, death, grief, and caring for an aging… Continue reading Another Chapter from the Quesadilla Generation

Diabetes, Family, Health, Healthy choices, Jose Vidal, PSA on diabetes

Two Minutes: Between Health and Diabetes

Do you have 2 minutes to hear and see a PSA on healthy choices? If you value you and your children's health, I'm sure you have a couple of minutes to spare.My siblings and I, along with millions of others, are at risk for type 2 diabetes. My kids may also be predisposed.Their paternal and… Continue reading Two Minutes: Between Health and Diabetes

Diabetes, Dr. Oz on diabetes, Family, Health, Healthy eating, National Women's Health Week

4 Ways to Beat Back Diabetes 2

It's still National Women's Health Week, so post and tweets are all about things we can do to get healthier. A major concern to women, and me, is Diabetes. It's been called an epidemic with predictions of increasing numbers in children. Type 2 Diabetics are four times likely to die from heart disease. For an eyeopener… Continue reading 4 Ways to Beat Back Diabetes 2