National Center for Farmworker Health





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Diabetes causes more blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputations than any other single disease, and underserved populations may struggle to be screened, diagnosed, and treated in a timely manner. Agricultural workers may be especially vulnerable to the development of type 2 diabetes due to a variety of factors, ranging from conditions of poverty to cultural practices to genetic predispositions. This fact sheet provides an overview of the risk factors among agricultural workers and information on successful diabetes intervention programs for this population.

Diabetes Factsheet