African Americans at Higher Risk for Diabetes

This past week there has been so much talk about African Americans and Diabetes. One of the biggest contributing factors to all the talk was the 12th annual Victory for Diabetes event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes initiative and campaign spokesperson, R&B singer Angie Stone
has been traveling to major cities over the three years raising awareness about diabetes. While no one is immune to diabetes it seems the African American population has a higher risk of developing diabetes (1.8 times higher) than other races.

In another recent study, scientists have been trying to determine if dietary habits are the cause of the African American population having a higher percentage of type 2 diabetic individuals. So far, there study has not been able to prove any difference regardless of what the person ate their blood sugar level was the same.

It appears the scientists, researchers are closely studying dietary factors, and the obesity risk in African Americans to find out why they are so prone to type 2 diabetes and what type of changes will help lower the risk and allow them to have better control and management of their diabetes.

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