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Hawaii Study Finds High Rates of Preventable Hospitalizations for Diabetes

A recent study by researchers at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Public Health Program found that among those 65 years and older, Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and Japanese men and Filipino women all have a significantly higher risk for diabetes-related potentially preventable hospitalizations than Whites. Dr. Tetine Sentell, assistant professor of health policy and management and the lead author of the study, notes that the increased risk for potentially preventable hospitalizations were found among Asian and Pacific Islander groups even when the higher rates of diabetes among these groups were considered.