Introduction

Welcome! Asian Diabetes Center is to promote the health and well being of Asian Americans who are diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes by providing accessible, high-quality medical care for the community. The Asian Diabetes Center is committed in providing evidenced based, and state-of-the-art services that will exceed the expectations of our patients, resulting in an efficient patient Care, reduced complication, and improved outcome.

Despite having lower average body weight, Asian Americans are more likely to have diabetes than Caucasians.  Diabetes is a rapidly growing health challenge among Asians who have immigrated to the United States.  It affects about 12 to 14% of Asian Americans with 90 to 95% being type 2 diabetes.  Based on the UnitedHealthcare database in 2009, 38% of the Chinese American Medicare enrollees were diagnosed with diabetes.

According to a new analysis by UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform and Modernization, unless significant changes are made, more than half of all Americans could become diabetics or pre-diabetics by the year 2020.  Without a major change in health trends, this will have a cumulative cost of $3.35 trillion.  Researchers predict that diabetes and pre-diabetes will account for an estimated 10 percent of total healthcare spending by the end of the decade, almost $500 billion annually, up from an estimated $194 billion in 2010.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also recently released a report projecting that one in three Americans would have diabetes by 2050.

Since early detection of diagnosis and treatment of diabetes along with diabetes education can significantly reduce the risks of complications, establishing the Asian Diabetes Center in the New York Downtown area will help improve the quality of diabetic care for the Asian American community.

ADC is NCQA accredited for the Diabetes Program.