National Diabetes Awareness Month (Stats and facts)

Diabetes Concept

Insurance companies will often refuse to pay $150 for a diabetic to see a podiatrist but will cover amputations, which typically cost more than $30,000.

Physical activity can be as powerful as glucose-lowering medication with fewer side effects.

Diabetes prevalence by race/ethnicity:
7.1% whites
8.4% Asian Americans
12.6% blacks
11.8% of Hispanics

Rates among Latinos:
7.6% for Cubans
13.3% for Mexican Americans
13.8% for Puerto Ricans

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