New Yorkers have higher diabetes rate

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

NEW YORK - Nearly 4% of New Yorkers have diabetes and don't know it, according to a report released Jan. 30 by the New York City Health Department. The city's first-ever Health and Nutrition Examination Survey stated that more than 100,000 New York City adults are at risk for heart attack, blindness, amputation or other health complications caused by diabetes. Approximately 12.5% of residents have diabetes, yet one-third of them, or 207,000 people, don't know it.