More ». Tuesday, September 8, More than half of Asian Americans and nearly half of Hispanic Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their results were published Sept. Additionally, prevalence of diabetes for all American adults went up, from nearly 10 percent to over 12 percent between and One bright spot: The proportion of people with diabetes that was undiagnosed decreased 23 percent between and
More than half of Asian Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed
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But for Asian Americans, that number is higher—around 2 in 5. Body weight plays a big part. But people of Asian descent have less muscle and more fat than other groups and often develop diabetes at a younger age and lower weight. That extra body fat tends to be in the belly visceral fat.