Diabetes is more common among all members of racial and ethnic minorities studied than among Whites. Nearly 13 percent of Hispanics/Latinos age 20 and older have been diagnosed with diabetes, as have 9 percent of Asian Americans.1

Among Hispanics/Latinos, diabetes is more common among Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans; it is less common among Cubans and Central and South Americans, but even among these groups, diabetes is more common than it is among Whites.1

Diabetes Resources in Spanish:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Información sobre diabetes de NIDDK (Diabetes Information from NIDDK)


Información sobre diabetes de MedlinePlus (Diabetes Information from MedlinePlus)

Diabetes Resources in Asian Languages:

বাংলায় ডায়াবেটিস সংক্রান্ত তথ্য (Diabetes Information in Bengali)

मधुमेह (डायबिटीज़) के बारे में हिन्दी में जानकारी (Diabetes Information in Hindi)

糖尿病の情報(日本語 (Diabetes Information in Japanese)

中文的糖尿病信息(Diabetes Information in Chinese)

Impormasyon sa Diyabetis sa Tagalog (Diabetes Information in Tagalog)


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. National Diabetes Statistics Report 2017. PDF (5.3MB)

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