More than 18% of all African Americans aged 20 or older have diabetes.  Blacks are almost twice as likely as whites to have diabetes, almost three times as likely to have a lower-limb amputated as a result of the disease and almost 50% as likely to go blind!  There are effective medications to control diabetes, but diet and exercise are key to prevention.  On the next Another View on Health we'll get the latest on diabetes treatment and prevention from primary care specialist James Newby, MD; nurse-practitioner and certified diabetes educator Olivia Newby; and Waynette Speight, RN, a certified diabetes educator who will tell us about a unique program in Elizabeth City, North Carolina that brings the whole community together in the fight against diabetes.  Join Barbara Hamm Lee and co-host Dr. Keith Newby for Another View on Health, Friday, September 26 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us on this blog! 

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