Undiagnosed Diabetes in Hispanic and Latino Communities

SSS epidemiologists Sarah Casagrande and Andy Menke are the first two authors of an article in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice that describes an investigation of sociodemographic and health factors associated with having undiagnosed diabetes among participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. The results highlight where concentrated efforts are needed to improve diabetes awareness, including adults with Cuban or South American heritage, and those without health insurance or those with a family history of diabetes. Other authors of the article are researchers from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, San Diego State University, University of Illinois, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wayne State University, University of California San Diego, and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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