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Diabetes: A Growing Concern in the Asian American Community

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Abstract

Diabetes has become an epidemic in several Asian Americans communities. Compared to the general U.S. population, Asian Americans had higher rates of new diabetes cases in the last decade. There are several types of diabetes, with type 2 diabetes the most common form (95% of the cases) of diabetes. The chapter will provide a brief overview of the types of diabetes, symptoms and criteria for diagnosis, insulin resistance that leads to the onset of diabetes, complications of diabetes, and factors (behavioral, environmental, and cultural factors) that are related to the onset of the disease and its management.

Keywords

Insulin Resistance Physical Inactivity Glycemic Index High Blood Glucose Diabetes Related Complication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health and KinesiologyCollege of Education and Human Development, Center for the Study of Health Disparities (CSHD)College StationUSA

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