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At Age 35, A Latino With Cancer Wants The Option To Die On His Terms

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Miguel Carrasquillo is the face of a national campaign to have right-to-die legislation passed in states such as Connecticut and to encourage Latinos to consider this issue despite a cultural aversion to talking about death.


Bill Sarno


Miguel Carrasquillo talks with great pride and enthusiasm about how he created a bacon pasta dish featuring fettuccine a few years ago that “everybody loved” at the Italian American restaurant in Chicago where he was a chef.

 Today, he is now longer able to cook, or do most other things. He is dying of brain cancer. He also has become  the face of a national campaign to have right-to-die legislation passed ...

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Low-Income Diabetics Paying High Price For Insulin

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The high cost of insulin, which has risen by triple-digit percentages in the last five years, is endangering the lives of many diabetics who can’t afford the price tag, say Connecticut physicians who treat diabetics.

The doctors say that the out-of-pocket costs for insulin, ranging from $25 to upwards of $600 a month, depending on insurance coverage, are forcing many of their low-income patients to choose between treatment and paying their bills.“Some of my patients have to make the choice between rent or insulin,” said Dr. Bismruta Misra, an endocrinologist with the Stamford Health Medical Group. “So they spread out taking insulin [injecting it less frequently than...

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Doctors, Nutrition Experts And Local Chef Team Up For C-HIT Forum On Diabetes

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By C-HIT Staff

Special to CTLatinonews.com


For those living with diabetes, eating healthy and knowing how foods affect blood sugar levels is crucial to managing the disease.

The Connecticut Health I-Team, (www.c-hit.org) in collaboration with ConnectiCare and the Hispanic Health Council, is hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, April 7, in Hartford, where experts will discuss the latest developments in early screening and treatment of diabetes and offer advice about how adopting a healthy lifestyle can help combat the disease.

The free event, called “Beating Diabetes: Food, Fitness and Focus,” will include a social hour and food tasting starting at 5 p.m. featuring famed local ...

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