Monday, May 9, 2016

Culturally-appropriate diabetes resources for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  Recognize this month by learning more about Diabetes in Asian American and Pacific Islander people. 

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) have high rates of diabetes.

Asian Americans have higher rates of diabetes (9%) than non-Hispanic whites (7.6%).
More than half (51%) of Asian Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed.
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have especially high rates of diabetes (14.3%).

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has put together culturally-appropriate resources in 16 languages to help AANHPIs prevent and manage diabetes and improve their health



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