Type II Diabetes Mellitus ( Dm )

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Type II Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease that influences the physical and social aspects of life for millions of people living in New York City (NYC). The excess accumulation of glucose in the blood caused by this disease can lead to the breakdown of many organs in the human body leading to increased hospitalizations and mortality. Although diabetes is a manageable disease given the appropriate care and education, the disease and its complications disproportionately affect African-Americans or non-Hispanic blacks then any other ethnic group in NYC. The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reports death rates among black New Yorkers are higher than among whites, regardless of neighborhood income. There is a significant number of non-Hispanic blacks afflicted in low-income neighborhoods due to the environmental injustices such as lack of fresh food options, neighborhood poverty, and limited recreational space for physical activity and exercise. With lifestyle modification as the mainstay of treatment, recognizing the environmental deficiencies and rectifying these problems at the local and federal levels will help to decrease this health disparity.
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease in which blood glucose, or sugar, levels in the body are above normal. When we eat food it is turned into glucose and our bodies use it for energy. The pancreas is an organ that makes a
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