How does diabetic macular edema (DME) affect Black people or people of color?

Our medical expert at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso can speak to:

Why is it important for Black people to understand their risk of DME?

Why are people of color more at risk for DME than whites or Hispanics?

Why are ethnic minorities more likely to develop diabetes complications like DME? What are the reasons? Is it due to poor control of blood sugar or do people of color have less access to testing and diagnosis?

Are there health disparities that affect occurrence in black people?

What are the treatments for DME?