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Impact: Multicultural & Generational

In the U.S., diabetes prevalence increases with age:

Diabetes disproportionately affects minority communities in the U.S. including,
African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and
Alaskan Natives. The increasingly diverse population of people living with
diabetes has created new variables for healthcare professionals to consider when
treating patients to ensure they address the beliefs, attitudes and practices of
each unique culture or background.

2007–2009 national survey data for people aged 20 years or older indicate that: