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High Rates of Diabetes in Asian Children
Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2004
"Type 2 diabetes is 13.5 times more common in South Asian children than in white children."

Children from ethnic minorities are at significantly higher risk,"

HHS Launches Diabetes Prevention Campaign
Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2004
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) launched the first national multicultural diabetes prevention campaign, Small Steps. Big Rewards. Prevent type 2 Diabetes, to take action against the growing diabetes epidemic.
HHS' NDEP is taking the lead on delivering the type 2 diabetes prevention message to high risk audiences through its campaign targeted to multicultural and older adult audiences.

Racial Differences Evident in Development of Insulin Resistance
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Results of a study confirm the existence of intrinsic racial differences in insulin sensitivity that are independent of obesity and pubertal progression, and may influence the development of glucose intolerance.

Genetic Link Found For Insulin Resistance
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2004
Scientists have found a gene that causes insulin resistance in Mexican-Americans, the ethnic group with the highest prevalence of the condition. The findings, reported in the January issue of Diabetes, may let scientists design therapies that target LPL to prevent insulin resistance, a condition that affects one of four adult Americans.

Susceptibility Genes Explain High Rate of Diabetic Kidney Failure in Blacks
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2003
New evidence found that genetic variations in regions of certain chromosomes are linked to severe kidney disease in younger African Americans with diabetes. The findings may ultimately lead to new drugs to prevent kidney failure in diabetics.

Year 2000 Babies High Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2003
One in three babies born in 2000 will likely develop diabetes in their lifetime, new CDC calulationsshow. Women and minorities face the greatest risk.Obesity is the driving factorfor th increase."The message here is for all Americans--diabetes is an epidemic."But thegood news is that in the last few years, studies are showing that it can be prevented or a least delayed."

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