Latinos and Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability today in the United States. Total health care and related costs for the treatment of diabetes run about $132 billion annually, according to the National Diabetes Education Program, a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The disease affects Hispanics disproportionately. On average, about

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability today in the United States.

Total health care and related costs for the treatment of diabetes run about $132 billion annually, according to the National Diabetes Education Program, a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The disease affects Hispanics disproportionately.

On average, about 2.5 million — some 9.5% of — Hispanic and Latino Americans age 20 years

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