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Prevalence of Diabetes in South Asian Population


  • Saanvi Hitlamani Polygence



Type 2 Diabetes, South Asian, Race


Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic disease affecting millions in America alone. So, upon seeing so many cases among the U.S. population, which consists of so many different backgrounds, I’m led to my question about how race can impact the probability of having Type 2 diabetes. As mentioned, diabetes can cause many complications regarding health, and can severely alter the lives of those diagnosed, so by knowing how risks differ by racial groups, we can properly attenuate issues and understand ourselves better. In this paper, I aim to specifically review the risk factors South Asian people have. So, in the United States when I compare concerns for diabetes in the South Asian Population to the Caucasian population, I notice that the prevalence of diabetes in Caucasians is generally less than the risk of a South Asian person. Some factors are believed to account for this difference, such as societal impact or evolution, and in this paper, I will be reviewing these factors. In the epidemiological field, several different studies have been opened, and I will refer to different works. The goal, as mentioned, is to avoid misinformation and create opportunities for understanding how prevalence of disease can impact or has impacted a population; as good knowledge regarding health leads to good health.


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