According to research from the American Diabetes Association, it is estimated that close to 800,000 adult (not including children) New Yorkers now have diabetes. This rate is almost one in ten and diabetes has increased an astounding 12% since the early 2000s. Furthermore, and in terms of race and ethnicity, close 20% of Latinos and Hispanics and 18% of African American in New York have diabetes.
So...what can we do?? The ADA has a few upcoming events aimed at creating awareness and educating New Yorkers about the health treats and effects of diabetes. One such example is Alert Day, a day that allows NYers to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, Alert Day will be held on March 26, 2013.
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