Diabetes and AAPIs

Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose and can lead to serious complications and premature death. However, people with diabetes, working together with their support network and their health care providers, can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.

Compared to non-Hispanic white adults, the risk of diagnosed diabetes was 18% higher among Asian Americans. The risk between AAPI subgroups varies; for instance, the prevalence of diabetes was more than twice as high for Asian Indian adults compared with Chinese or Japanese adults. Also, the age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes in 2010 was 3 times greater among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders compared with that among non-Hispanic whites.

Diabetes and AAPIs


Resources (National Diabetes Education Program)


Brochures and Publications

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