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The African American Diabetes Association (AADA) is a new and emerging national tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit health equity organization with an expanding network of community based, faith-based, health, fraternity and sorority, resident and community development organizations that promote, develop, and implement special diabetes outreach, education, and health equity projects in underserved, under-resourced, and underfunded communities throughout the United States. 

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PRESS RELEASE 

African American Diabetes Association, Inc. 

"It's Black History Month 2022 and A Newly Created Organization Is Ringing The Alarm On African American Diabetes" 

Boston, MA - African American Diabetes Association was established to ring the alarm on the diabetes epidemic and health disparities in African American communities. The newly formed, first-in-the-nation, African American Diabetes Association will provide much-needed outreach, education, research, and advocacy for the millions of Blacks impacted by health disparities related to diabetes. 

Barbara King, a founding Board member and Chairwoman of the Board, a diabetic herself, said, “Data shows and evidence to suggest that African Americans (Blacks) with diabetes, in particular, have disparate results on outcome measures such as blood glucose control, blood pressure control, A1C values, cholesterol values, and incidences of retinopathy, chronic kidney disease, and lower-extremity amputations.” She went on to say, “Through the African American Diabetes Association, we plan to assist the millions of us living with diabetes to tell our stories and awaken the world. We also plan to develop culturally sensitive strategies, and provide African Americans with critical information on Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) such as diet modification, physical activity, mental health, and weight management.”

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NY AMSTERDAM NEWS
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USA TODAY
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