Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects millions of people in the United States and has more than doubled in prevalence over the past 20 years.

Diabetes brings a wide array of complications that can harm the cardiovascular system and other organs, and it has been found to affect some groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities and people with low incomes, at a disproportionate rate.

Researchers from the Texas A&M School of Public Health, the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the University of Georgia College of Public Health analyzed national health statistics to gain a better understanding of how different socioeconomic factors affect the prevalence of diabetes and prevention and management of the disease.