Diabetes disproportionately affects Black Americans, in fact when it comes to Black women, they are almost twice as likely as their White counterparts to suffer from this autoimmune disease.

Diabetes is a chronic health condition effecting more than 34 million adults in the U.S., though nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults with diabetes are unaware they have it (CDC). There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, though type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of all diagnosed cases (CDC). The most common racial ethnic groups to receive a diabetes diagnosis are American Indian/Alaska natives, Hispanic, and Black Americans (CDC).

For additional information, go to the American Diabetes Association

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