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Thursday, November 7, 2013
With nearly 26 million adults and children living with diabetes in the U.S., and another 79 million with prediabetes, the diabetes American Diabetes Association - epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises our country is facing. While diabetes can affect anyone, the problem is greater for minority populations, which are disproportionately affected by the disease. African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities have a higher incidence of diabetes, and are often less able to obtain the care they need to manage their disease.Living with diabetes can often be challenging, and can be made more difficult when access to proper care and resources are not available. To help solve this, we must find ways we can educate and empower high-risk populations and provide the tools they need to lead healthier lives.