Unidos Contra La Diabetes September 2023 Newsletter
WHY IS PREDIABETES AND DIABETES PREVENTION IMPORTANT?
Diabetes type 2 is significantly worse in the Hispanic population and in the RGV compared to both Texas and the US. Data indicates that the number of people with diabetes has been increasing over the years along with other chronic diseases linked to it such as obesity. In addition, socioeconomic factors such as a lack of health insurance also contributes to these high rates of obesity and diabetes in the RGV.