Why Diabetes Is Worse for Minorities (WebMD)

Why is diabetes worse for African-Americans and Latinos than it is for white Americans? A new study offers answers — but raises more questions.University of Michigan researcher Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, and colleagues sent detailed questionnaires — and home blood-sugar-control test kits — to 1,901 African-American, Latino, and white diabetes patients aged 55 or older.

The blood tests confirmed what previous studies have shown: average hemoglobin A1c values (a measure of blood sugar control in diabetes) are much higher for African-American and Latino patients than for white patients. This disparity holds up even when researchers compare people with the same incomes and with the same access to health care.

Full story… 

2 Responses to “Why Diabetes Is Worse for Minorities (WebMD)”

  1. Diabetes today is mostly caused by a lifestyle that has less exercise and too much sugar. Diabetes can be easily avoided by just doing simple exercises each day like jogging and avoiding sugars. If you already have diabetes, exercise is still the best way to manage it. Food supplements like Charantia and Chromium also helps.

  2. Karl Oller says:

    Hello I loved your article. I believe that it is crucial when discussing diabetes to at least point out natural remedies that have been proven to be efficient in controlling high blood sugar. Several natural herbs can be including in a diabetics routine that will help keep a healthy sugar level.

Subscribe to RSS feed