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July Twitter Chat with Finding Answers – American Diabetes Association

The Improving Diabetes Team participated in July’s #EquityChat, a monthly twitter chat hosted by Finding Answers. American Diabetes Association joined July’s chat to discuss diabetes disparities, health equity research, and diabetes care management.


  Click here to read the complete transcript from July’s Equity Chat.

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Dr. Marshall Chin Discusses South Side Diabetes Project on Memphis WREG News

While in town to deliver a keynote speech at the Healthy Memphis Common Table Annual Meeting, Dr. Marshall Chin stopped by WREG News at 9 for a interview on minority health and the South Side Diabetes Project. Dr. Chin discusses the importance of culturally tailored care as well as many of the project’s initiatives, such as Farmer’s Market and Grocery Store Tours. Click here to see the full video of the interview

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February Twitter Chat with Finding Answers – African American Heritage & American Heart Month

The Improving Diabetes Team joined Finding Answers for the February #EquityChat, a monthly twitter chat on health disparities. Read below for a discussion of disparities in heart and cardiovascular disease, as well as those affecting the African American Community.  

Click here to read the complete transcript from February’s EquityChat.

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Community Health Focus Hour, Doctor on Call

Dr. Monica Peek hosted Doctor on Call, a Community Health Focus Hour, on WVON 1690AM. The three part series discussed concerns effecting the Chicago South Side community, especially related to diabetes. See below for links to all three episodes, including websites and contact information for all the guests.

Episode 1 – A “Peek” on Diabetes.
Diabetes Empowerment and Health Resources on the South Side of Chicago.
Episode 2 – Let’s Spread the Love.
Heart Disease and Diabetes Prevention and Management in the African American Community.
Episode 3 – If You Eat “Wise”, You Can Lose a Size.
Health, Nutrition, and Cooking Tips and Resources on the South Side of Chicago.

You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or follow us on SoundCloud to stay up to date with new shows from April, May, and June.

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Dr. Monica Peek with Gospel Singer Brian Courtney Wilson

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Dr. Monica Peek sat down with Gospel Singer Brian Courtney Wilson to discuss diabetes disparities in the Chicago area.

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