Comparing foreign-born South Asians and other Asians with U.S.-born whites, blacks, and Hispanics

August 8, 2011

Source: Diabetes Care. Published online before print June 29, 2011, doi: 10.2337/dc11-0088

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Using data from the New York City 2002–2008 Community Health Surveys, the researchers found that the prevalence of diabetes among foreign-born South Asians was nearly twice that of foreign-born other Asians.  They conclude that evaluating Asians as one group masks the higher diabetes burden among South Asians. Researchers and clinicians should be aware of differences in this population.

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Interactive CD for the South Asian community

April 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Diabetes UK has released a free interactive CD-ROM about type 2 diabetes tailored towards the South Asian community.  The CD-ROM, called “Patient Interaction Education for the South Asian Community”, takes the viewer through a journey of understanding diabetes and how it can be managed.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some Important notes: Copies available via the Diabetes UK web site for the cost of P&P


UK South Asian children have higher Type 2 diabetes risk

May 10, 2010

Source:  Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: 22 April 2010

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Researchers from the University of London have detected early warning signs of Type 2 diabetes in the blood of otherwise healthy British Asian children.  Their research adds significant weight to the call for more preventative measures for Type 2 diabetes to be rolled out across the UK, and particularly to younger ethnic minority communities who are at far greater risk of this serious condition.

Length of publication: 1 page

Acknowledgement:  Diabetes UK