Epidemiology of type 2 diabetes: Focus on ethnic minorities

Leonard E. Egede, Samuel Dagogo-Jack

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Abstract

African Americans and other ethnic minority groups suffer disproportionately from type 2 diabetes and its complications than do white Americans. Genetic and environmental factors contribute to the ethnic disparities in diabetes and its complications. The key elements of a comprehensive diabetes management strategy include monitoring, education, dietary modification, exercise, and medications. The progressive nature of diabetes requires the use of more than one agent. Drug combinations should be selected for their therapeutic firepower and complementary mechanisms of action, and exogenous insulin need not be delayed unnecessarily if oral agents are ineffective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-975
Number of pages27
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume89
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

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Diabetes Complications
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Epidemiology
Diet Therapy
Minority Groups
Drug Combinations
Ethnic Groups
African Americans
Exercise
Insulin
Education
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)

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Epidemiology of type 2 diabetes : Focus on ethnic minorities. / Egede, Leonard E.; Dagogo-Jack, Samuel.

In: Medical Clinics of North America, Vol. 89, No. 5, 01.09.2005, p. 949-975.

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