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Diabetes Research

Diabetes in Women

A staggering 10.8 percent of adult American women have diabetes—that’s 12.6 million women. And women of color are 2-4 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes.

Women with diabetes have a shorter life expectancy than women without it. And the cycle of disease can be passed on, since children exposed to diabetes in the womb have a greater likelihood of becoming obese during childhood—and for developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

At the Center for Women’s Health Research, we’re finding answers that will inform diabetes prevention, management, and more, so women will have tools to break the cycle of disease in their own lives and the lives of their children and grandchildren.

To learn more about specific research projects, visit the researchers section of this site.

Also have a look at the "10 Relevant Health Topics for Women Living With Diabetes​". CWHR Researcher Amy Huebschmann, MD, contributed to this report.