FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lindsay Harnish
Press Conference: World Diabetes Day
(Washington, D.C., November 5, 2012) According to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 people in the United States have been diagnosed with either diabetes or pre-diabetes, with an unprecedented majority of these individuals identifying as Hispanic. If trends continue, more than half of all Hispanic women and 45% of Hispanic men born after the year 2000 will develop the disease. These estimates are 60% and 80% higher than the risk among non-Hispanic white women and men, respectively. Please join us for a press conference next week to discuss both these trends and national and local efforts to curb them.
What: Press conference focusing on diabetes as a national epidemic and local responses to the disease, particularly among minority populations
Panelist speakers include:
• American Diabetes Association representative who will discuss health disparities and the state of diabetes among minority populations, focusing on Latinos
• La Clínica medical provider
• Manager of Club de Pacientes, chronic care patient support group
• Diabetes patient to discuss his experience as a minority living with the disease
An open question and answer session with panelists to immediately follow presentations
Where: La Clínica del Pueblo, 3rd floor
2831 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
When: Wednesday, November 14th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
**To schedule an interview with La Clínica del Pueblo prior to the event e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 448-2841.
Who should attend?
Individuals interested in health, particularly in the rising prevalence of diabetes among minority populations