Big Apple has big problem

Saturday, January 31, 2009

NEW YORK--Fewer than 10% of New Yorkers are controlling their diabetes, according to a new study from the city’s Department of Health. About 500,000 have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 200,000 have the disease but have not been diagnosed. Another 1.4 million New Yorkers have “pre-diabetes.” The study found that adults making less than $20,000 a year were almost twice as likely as higher-income adults to have diabetes (15.7% vs. 8.9%); blacks had higher rates than whites (14.5% vs. 10.7%); and Asians had the highest rates of diabetes (16.1%).