EVMS diabetes risks

What you should know about diabetes

Diabetes is at record high levels in the U.S. The EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center helps individuals battle the disease and lower their risk of developing complications.

Race & Ethnicity

Minority populations have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications than non-Hispanic whites.


Southeastern Virginia has some of Virginia’s highest incidences of diabetes and Western Tidewater leads Virginia in diabetes-related deaths.

Prevention & Management

Studies have shown that diet, exercise and behavior modification can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.

Learn more about the truth behind diabetes at evms.edu/DiabetesRisk.

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