Diabetes

Diabetes is a national epidemic affecting 25.8 million people or over eight percent of the U.S. Population. It is a disease that continues to disproportionately impact Asian American & Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) communities. Though limited, community studies indicate that Native Hawaiians have prevalence rates of up to 4 times higher for age-adjusted type 2 diabetes. Japanese American men in Seattle have 2 to 3 times the prevalence rates of type 2 diabetes when compared to non-Hispanic whites.

Are you at risk for diabetes? Take the American Diabetes Association’s or the Asian American Diabetes Initiative’s online risk test and find out.

 

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