Please join us for a press conference on World Diabetes Day (November 14) to discuss the rising prevalence of diabetes among minority populations and national and local efforts to curb these trends.

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lindsay Harnish
lharnish@lcdp.org
(202) 448-2841

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 lharnish@lcdp.org or call (202) 448-2841.

Who should attend?
Individuals interested in health, particularly in the rising prevalence of diabetes among minority populations

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