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.
Other Helpful Resources & Websites
- Pacific Islanders, South Asians and Filipinos Have Higher Rates of Diabetes Than All Other Ethnic Groups – NEW STUDY
- Understanding and Addressing Unique Needs of Diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders – NEW STUDY
- Pathophysiologic Differences Among Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders and Treatment Implications – NEW STUDY
- Questions and Answers About Health Reform and Diabetes (American Diabetes Association)
- Information about HR 2425 the Medicare DSMT on GovTrack.us (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2425&tab=summary)