Diabetes can be managed and reversed
While diabetes can be managed and reversed, African Americans are twice as likely to die from its complications compared to non-Black Hispanics or Whites.
According to the CDC, over 12% of Black Americans are diabetic. Without proper treatment, complications can impair various organs and limbs such as the kidneys, eyes, feet, skin and brain. Hospitalization rates based upon uncontrolled diabetes are nearly four times higher with Black Americans than other populations. The rate of end-stage kidney disease for Blacks is nearly triple that of Whites.