Understanding and treating diabetes in the African American community is so important because:
- There are 28 million diabetics in the US; 6 million are African American.
- African American diabetics are 50% more likely to have eye disease leading to blindness.
- Nearly 3 times more African Americans suffer diabetic limb amputations than other Americans.
A Certified Diabetes Educator is a medical specialist* trained to teach patients exactly how to help themselves or their loved ones manage the day-to-day challenges of having diabetes.
Anyone who needs to learn more about this often overwhelming disease.
Diabetes Depot is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with pastors and church organizations to bring FREE diabetes classes, workshops and one-on-one counseling to faith communities around the Monterey Peninsula.