The African American Health Program invites everyone to observe American Diabetes Month to learn more about diabetes and the tens of millions of people affected by it. According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report published by the CDC, 29.1 million Americans have diabetes. African Americans suffer disproportionately from diabetes, representing 13.2% of diagnosed cases. African Americans are also more likely than any other racial/ethnic group to experience diabetes-related health issues like kidney disease, vision loss, amputation, heart attack and stroke. Diabetes is one of the most pressing health concerns facing the African American community. This month, AAHP will launch a new approach to diabetes and chronic disease prevention and management. Stay tuned for more information about the kickoff event co-hosted by the American Diabetes Association.
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