Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) are at increased risk for diabetes at different BMI's when compared to Caucasian Americans.

According to Joslin's Asian American Diabetes Initiative, Asian Americans are considered overweight and at increased risk for diabetes at a BMI of 24. Some data show a BMI over 23 is unhealthy for Asian Americans whilePacific Islanders are considered overweight and at risk for diabetes at a BMI of 27.

Resources for AANHPIs

Additional resources targeting the AANHPI community.

AANHPI Literature Review

Literature Reviews of research on how diabetes affects different cultures.

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander are at increased risk for diabetes.