Resource Prevents Diabetes In African-Americans

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A new diabetes prevention resource designed to encourage and help faith-based and community organizations get actively involved in deterring preventable diabetes among African-Americans was released by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint venture of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health.

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The new interactive educational kit, Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention, provides hands-on instruction and guidance in making behavior changes that can help prevent diabetes.

"Too many African-Americans have, or will get, diabetes," said Ann Albright, PhD., director of CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation. "Fortunately, many people and families can take steps to prevent that from happening.

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