Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes and African Americans:

    • In 2018, non-Hispanic blacks were twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to die from diabetes.
    • African American adults are 60 percent more likely than non-Hispanic white adults to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician.
    • In 2017, non-Hispanic blacks were 3.2 times more likely to be diagnosed with end stage renal disease as compared to non-Hispanic whites.
    • In 2017, non-Hispanic blacks were 2.3 times more likely to be hospitalized for lower limb amputations as compared to non-Hispanic whites.
Diabetes Awareness Month
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