Diabetes info

Diabetes is a chronic illness that impacts how your body processes food into energy. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't produce enough insulin or can't use it effectively. Insulin is the hormone that allows glucose from food to enter your cells and provide energy. Without sufficient insulin, glucose accumulates in your bloodstream, leading to potential health complications such as heart disease, vision impairment, and kidney issues. Effective diabetes management includes lifestyle adjustments, medication, and regular blood sugar monitoring. With the right approach, individuals with diabetes can maintain a healthy and active life. Explore our resources to learn more about symptoms, treatment options, and tips for managing diabetes effectively.

Diabetes by Race

Breakdown of diabetes prevalence by both race and age groups in the United States:

Non-Hispanic Whites:

Diabetes Prevalence: Around 7.5% of adults aged 20 and older in the non-Hispanic White population have diagnosed diabetes.

Non-Hispanic Blacks:

Diabetes Prevalence: Approximately 12.1% of adults aged 20 and older among non-Hispanic Blacks have diagnosed diabetes.


Diabetes Prevalence: Among Hispanics/Latinos, about 12.5% of adults aged 20 and older have diagnosed diabetes.

American Indians/Alaska Natives:

Diabetes Prevalence: Approximately 14.7% of adults aged 20 and older among American Indians/Alaska Natives have diagnosed diabetes.

Asian Americans:

Diabetes Prevalence: Around 8.0% of adults aged 20 and older in the Asian American population have diagnosed diabetes.

Why do people in the US have a higher rate of diabetes than other countries?

The higher rate of diabetes in the United States compared to other countries can be attributed to several factors:

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