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Minority Populations at Greater Risk for Prediabetes and Diabetes

Minority GroupDid you know that certain ethnic groups are more likely to develop diabetes?

Due to a mix of lifestyle factors (like diet) and genetics (certain combinations of gene variants), certain races are at high risk for prediabetes and diabetes.

Here’s a breakdown of diabetes diagnoses among ethnic groups, according to the American Diabetes Association:

  • 7.6% of non-Hispanic whites
  • 9% of Asian Americans
  • 12.8% of Hispanics
  • 13.2% of non-Hispanic blacks
  • 15.9% of American Indians/Alaskan Natives

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