Free Informational and Screening Session for Diabetes!
African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations. Although African Americans have the same or lower rate of high cholesterol as their non-Hispanic white counterparts, they are more likely to have high blood pressure.
African American adults are twice as likely than non-Hispanic white adults to have been diagnosed with diabetes by a physician.
- In 2008, African American men were 2.7 times as likely to start treatment for end-stage renal disease related to diabetes, as compared to non-Hispanic white men.
- In 2008, diabetic African Americans were 1.7 times as likely as diabetic Whites to be hospitalized.
- In 2009, African Americans were 2.2 times as likely as non-Hispanic Whites to die from diabetes.
The Thapelo Institute, Inc. invites you and anyone that you may know who may be at risk for diabetes to a free informational program and screening on:
Saturday, November 3, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Prince Hall Masonic Lodge
809 East 42nd Place