How is skin color affect diabetes rates?

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William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
People with darker skin are more likely to have Type 2 diabetes (T-2) than people who have pale skin. Hispanics and African-Americans are much more likely to develop T-2 than their paler neighbors, as are folks of Asian descent. In some Native American tribes diabetes is the rule, rather than the exception. But don’t kid yourself if you are white. Plenty of white people have T-2 diabetes.

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