The Multicultural Health Institute (MHI) Diabetes Resources
5.8 million Children and adults in the United States (8.3% of the population) have diabetes.
18.8 million People in the United States have been diagnosed as having diabetes.
There are approximately 7.0 million undiagnosed people with diabetes in the United States.
1.9 million New cases of diabetes have been diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010 in the United States.
African American adults are twice as likely as non-Hispanic white adults to have been diagnosed with diabetes by a physician.
2.6 percent of non-Hispanic blacks in the United States have been diagnosed as having diabetes.
In 2006, African American men were 2.2 times as likely to start treatment for end-stage renal disease related to diabetes, as compared to non-Hispanic white men.
In 2006, diabetic African Americans were 1.5 times as likely as diabetic Whites to be hospitalized.
In 2006, African Americans were 2.3 times as likely as non-Hispanic Whites to die from diabetes.
African Americans with diabetes are more likely to develop diabetes complications and experience greater disability from the complications than white Americans with diabetes.
Death rates for people with diabetes are 27 percent higher for African Americans compared with whites.
Some Online Resources to Explore
Anit Ford, MD
3920 Bee Ridge Rd, Bldg. E Site H (2nd Floor)
Motaz Agabani, MD
Endocrine Medical Center
2650 Bahia Vista Street
Jose Antunes, MD
2400 Fruitville Rd
SMH Physician Special App
Provides user with a dynamic listing of physicians, services, and locations.
Diabetes Tracker apps
Save time and eliminate errors from manual entry by easily and quickly downloading blood glucose readings from your meter to your iPod touch® or iPhone®.
OnTrack is an application to help diabetics manage their diabetes by tracking various items such as glucose, exercise, food, medication, blood pressure (BP), pulse and weight.
Fooducate helps you identify which foods are high in sugar, fats, and unnecessary ingredients.
GSK Diabetes HealthMate
This apps helps users track blood sugar readings and offers a visual perspective of how those readings relate to other factors such as mood, taking medication, activity levels, and diet.