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The Diabetes Wave: Working Together to Turn the Tide

The Problem: Diabetes Affects Diverse Communities Disproportionately Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes, and the impact of this chronic disease goes much further than the patients’ afflictions. Moreover, diabetes disproportionately affects diverse communities, especially African Americans and Hispanics. Compared to non-Hispanic Whites, Hispanics are 66% more likely and African Americans are 77% more likely to develop diabetes throughout their lives. Given that the risk of diabetes increases with age, African American and Latino seniors are even more predisposed to diabetes and its complications as they reach their golden years. Overall, these two groups are far more likely to dieRead More