There is no doubt that diabetes is a global epidemic of epic proportions–especially amongst people of color. Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is high blood glucose.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 13.2% and 12.2% of women and men respectively African-Americans worldwide with having the second highest incidence of diabetes. American-Indians lead amongst all racial groups with 15.3% of American Indian women being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Also by 2050, 1 in 3 people will have type 2 if the current trends continue. 1
“Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and is triggered by a combination of unchangeable factors, such as family history and race, and controllable factors, such as obesity and inactivity, according to the Mayo Clinic. It’s also the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, according to 2007 data, and is the leading cause of leg and foot amputations, kidney failure and new cases of blindness in adults under age 75, according to the CDC.” 2
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