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Workshop

Black Men and Diabetes – Virtual Diabetes Workshop Series

When: May 10, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Virtual Event, Roxbury, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
Black Men and Diabetes – Virtual Diabetes Workshop Series

Why does diabetes hit African-American men so hard, and what can they do about it?

When black men have diabetes, they’re also much more likely to develop one or more of the serious complications associated with the disease, including amputation, kidney failure, blindness, and cardiovascular disease. For example, African Americans are 1.5 to 2.5 times more likely to have a limb amputated than others with diabetes.

During the virtual workshop, (and Barbershop Watch Party at O’Aces  Barbershop in Roxbury) we will discuss what African-American men need to know on how to prevent type 2 diabetes, and how to control it if they already have it.  We will also discuss why Black men are less likely to seek medical care, even when we suffer from serious health problems.  We will also discuss how mass incarceration has played a vital role in limiting the quality of life that Black men experience during and after incarceration. Join in the conversation with Dr. Stanley Andrisse, endocrinologist scientist and professor at Howard University College of Medicine and author of the book From Prison Cells to Ph.D.: It’s Never Too Late to Do Good. He will be joined by Leon Rock, Co-Founder and CEO of the African American Diabetes Association