Integrated Diabetes Services enhances Spanish-Language Virtual Care in United States supported by SocialDiabetes


Integrated Diabetes Services LLC and SocialDiabetes join forces to create a new virtual care offering for Diabetic population Spanish-speakers in America. 

It’s a holistic, culturally-responsive approach to health that’s a widely demanded need for an often under-treated community.

Despite the huge and growing Spanish-speaking population in the United States, less than 5% of medical professionals in the U.S. speak Spanish. 

In certain socio-economic groups more than 50% of the population have severe unmanaged chronic health conditions, like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol and added to the problems of access to therapies, the language and cultural barrier, aggravates and hinders the quality care that we all deserve.

The goal of this partnership is to provide the best healthcare experience for the population that belongs the 42.5 million people in the US who speak Spanish as their native tongue.

Integrated Diabetes Services a Philadelphia based company, was founded in 1995 with a single, focused goal: to educate insulin users on how to manage diabetes more successfully 

“Everyone on our team is fully bilingual and lives the same culture of our patients so they can deliver quality, culturally-appropriate care. We know that when someone feels heard and understood, there are better health outcomes. Now with SocialDiabetes, the Spanish-first, bilingual virtual care platform, we can keep this approach in a more efficient way” Says Tavia Vital Directora de Manejo Intensivo de Diabetes.

SocialDiabetes is an Spanish-first bilingual digital health platform for Diabetes management,  leader in Latinoamérica and Europe.  Both the remote patient management platform and the self-management mobile APP work in several languages, facilitating the exchange of information, follow-up, recommendations, and assistance between medical teams and its patients, breaking down the silos generated by linguistic and cultural diversity.

Because our clinicians have both personal and professional experience with diabetes, we really do “get it.”  We understand what it’s like to have unexplained highs and lows, and the physical & emotional toll they can take.  But we’re also problem-solvers, and take great pride in having unsurpassed expertise in the most advanced forms of diabetes management.  Among our specialties are insulin pump therapy,  continuous glucose monitoring and hybrid closed loop systems” says Gary Scheiner, M.S., CDE, owner and clinical director of IDS who is also convinced of the importance of education in diabetes management “…We speak Spanish and offer an extensive range of diabetes self management training/education services for Spanish-speaking patients and family members. , customized to their unique needs and interests”.

Diabetes affects 14% of the U.S. population, and this prevalence is projected to grow to 21% (a 50% increase) by 2040. Within the United States, socioeconomically disadvantaged, racial/ethnic minority populations experience significant type 2 diabetes disparities. Hispanics/Latinos (hereafter referred to as Hispanics), representing the largest and second-fastest-growing minority group in the country, have a 66% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

In this scenario, the perfect combination of highly qualified professionals with state-of-the-art technology, facilitating self-management, education, behavioral change and personalized therapy, is key to combating this pandemic.

SocialDiabetes contact: [email protected]

Integrated Diabetes Service contact: Tavia Vital


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