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An encouraging new study reveals the extent of type 2 diabetes among black and Asian populations. The finding, say researchers, is encouraging because it also pinpoints why blacks and minority groups have higher risk for the disease that is preventable, despite ethnic background.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease that affects millions of people worldwide. But diabetes can also be caused by autoimmunity, known as type 1 that develops early in life. Pregnant women are at risk for gestational diabetes from hormones released during pregnancy that raise blood sugar levels. Can diabetes be avoided or controlled with a vegetarian diet?