If You’re Diabetic, You Should Never…

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Compared to the general population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes:

• 4.9 million (an increase from 3.7 million in 2007), or 18.7% of all African Americans, aged 20 years or older, also have diabetes.

• African Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes as non Hispanic whites.

• 25 percent of African Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have diabetes.