Did you know that here in New York an estimated 2 million people, or 12.5% of the population now have diabetes. Of these, 517,000 of them have diabetes and simply do not know it. In addition, 5,412,000 people in New York or a staggering 36.2% of the population, have prediabetes. Every year an estimated 66,000 people in New York are diagnosed with diabetes. It is our mission to educate those living with diabetes and prediabetes as well as to prevent more New Yorkers from getting diabetes.
The impact of diabetes hits Latino/Hispanic and African American New Yorkers even harder. Of those diagnosed with diabetes 28% are Latinos/Hispanics in the New York City market, and 31% are African Americans. In New York City during 2007, 22 African Americans and 23 Latinos/Hispanics of every 100,000 died from diabetes.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's New York office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
We are here to help!
New York (Greater NYC and New Jersey)
New York, New York 10022