Monday, October 14, 2013

Asian Immigrants Both Confirm and Complicate OC's Health Paradox

Immigrant groups have different health issues to deal with when they live in the U.S.   - - Donna Poisl


Sitting in a neighbor’s home in Westminster, 68-year-old Bay Vo discusses what it takes to manage her type 2 diabetes, a condition she’s had for 15 years. She pinches her thumb and index finger together to suggest the size of the needle that she inserts into her midriff twice a day.

Does it sting? “Like an ant bite,” she says.

The shots are becoming the least of her problems, as she is now experiencing one of the most dreaded complications of diabetes, impaired vision. She also has to take special care of her feet, which for most diabetics are vulnerable to infection and ulcers that sometimes lead to toe or foot amputation.
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