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It is estimated that, at any given time, 1 in 3 adult Americans is hyperglycemic, or prediabetic.
Black Americans have higher rates of diabetes compared to all other races, with 12.7% of Black Americans 18 years or older diagnosed with the disease. Today, Black Americans are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with pre-diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
Many Black Americans are not aware that they are in danger of getting diabetes, or that they even have diabetes until complications develop.
This means, Black Americans are much more likely to suffer from blindness, kidney disease, and foot or leg removal due to diabetes.