November is National Diabetes Month, a time to bring attention to diabetes. Over the month, I put a spotlight on diabetes in the black community by hosting a weekly FB Live on BlackDoctor.org. Each Live focused on a different aspect of diabetes from the viewpoint of someone living with the disease. Click on the links below to view the events…you’ll be glad you did.
November 02, 2020 “Type 1.5 Diabetes”. Phyllisa Deroze, PhD, founder, Black Diabetic Info, Phyllisa was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2011. Her motto “Diagnosed Not Defeated,” is an inspiration to anyone diagnosed with diabetes. And Dessa Garnett Awadjie,FNP, BC-ADM, CDCES, nurse practitioner, and certified diabetes care and education specialist, is President of the NewYork Metro Local Networking Group of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
November 10, 2020 “Advocacy & Stigma Cherise Shockley, founder of Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (#dsma),was diagnosed with type 1.5 diabetes in 2004. She is the creator of Blue Fridays and Women of Color (WOC) Diabetes.
November 17, 2020 “Type 1 Diabetes Ariel Lawrence, Diabetes Advocate and blogger at Just a Little Suga’, was diagnosed wth type 1 diabetes in 2006. Ariel created Just a Little Suga’ seeking to shed light on the experiences of individuals of color affected by diabetes. And Dessa Garnett Awadjie,FNP, BC-ADM, CDCES, nurse practitioner, and certified diabetes care and education specialist, is President of the NewYork Metro Local Networking Group of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
November 24, 2020 “What Can I Eat T’ara Smith, MS, Nutrition, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2017. T’ara is passionate about helping people with diabetes share their stories and feel empowered to become their healthiest selves.
An award-winning registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and former spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the author of the Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World; The African American Guide to Living Well With Diabetes.