Why Is Type 2 Diabetes More Common in Certain Minority Communities?

It's not fully understood why diabetes rates are higher in the Hispanic/Latinx and other minority groups, but research shows the prevalence of overweight and obesity play a significant role.

Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, M.D., director of the LatinX Diabetes Clinic at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, discusses why type 2 diabetes tends to be more prevalent in minority communities.