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CUNY Publishes Study on Diabetes Prevention among Chinese Immigrant Population

Dr. Ming Yeh, an associate professor at the CUNY School of Public Health, has co-authored a publication evaluating the effectiveness and feasibility of a linguistically and culturally tailored diabetes prevention program among Chinese immigrants with prediabetes living in New York City.

New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data indicate that Asians have a higher prevalence of diabetes at a lower relative body weight than other population groups and that almost half of the NYC Asian Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, and this paper demonstrated. Participants in the diabetes prevention intervention achieved greater weight loss and improvements in HbA1c concentration than control participants. The authors indicate that evaluation of the Chinese Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum in a larger trial is warranted.