Diabetes in Puerto Rico: An Update on a Public Health Crisis, One Year After Hurricane Maria

Even before Hurricane Maria brought widespread devastation to the island, Puerto Rico had a diabetes prevalence rate about 50% higher than the general U.S. population. A year after the storm, which caused over $90 billion in damage, locals are still working with charitable NGOs like Project HOPE to restore the territory’s disrupted healthcare system.
By: Communications Team
Posted: November 14, 2018