Minority Populations at Greater Risk for Prediabetes and 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