In New Hampshire, adults with mobility and cognitive limitations are significantly more likely to experience diabetes (26%) than adults with no disability (9%).1 The disparity in diabetes prevalence results in higher costs to Medicaid programs and poorer health outcomes and quality of life for people with disabilities.2 Promising diabetes prevention care for adults with disabilities includes accessible and inclusive health promotion.
Several factors contribute to a higher risk of diabetes, including:
• Unhealthy eating habits that result, in part, from uninformed and limited food choices;
• Lack of physical activity due to social, environmental, and behavioral barriers; and
• Lack of knowledge and support to address risk factors for diabetes.
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