Does Diabetes affect all racial groups equally?

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Does Diabetes affect all racial groups equally?

Postby John » Sat May 28, 2016 12:03 pm

Since Diabetes affects all ages and groups, Health disparities in diabetes and its complications exist worldwide. It is true that race/ethnic minorities have a higher prevalence of diabetes than non-minority individuals?. Are there factors that contribute to these disparities, including biological and clinical factors, as well as health system and social factors?

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Re: Does Diabetes affect all racial groups equally?

Postby Susan » Sat May 28, 2016 12:08 pm

No, you can find critical differences in the hereditary tendency to acquire diabetes. In general Caucasians (non-Hispanic whites) have a lower propensity to develop type 2 diabetes than other ethnic groups. The situation with regard to type 1 diabetes is the reverse, with the highest prevalence currently being in the areas in and near.

Lifestyle doesn't appear to be more important in determining the chance of a person to develop type 1 diabetes than the hereditary inclination. However, in the instance of type 2 diabetes it's a vital factor. So, certain ethnic groups may have a high propensity to develop type 2 diabetes under one set of environmental situation, but they may employ a low inclination under different environmental conditions. While their related cousins have a low frequency of the ailment, half of the Pima have type 2 diabetes.

The two most common and most important variables contributing in groups at high hereditary risk to a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes are weight gain and lack of physical exercise and smoking.

Depression also is a well-recognized reason of type 2 diabetes and diabetic patients with depression have poorer adherence to self-management behaviors compared with those without depression

Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is recognized an important behavior contributing to achieving glycemic control, reducing hypoglycemic events and reducing the risk of diabetes complications

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