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Diabetes in the African American Population: Improving Outcomes with Traditional Diets and Integrati

February 15, 2018 to February 15, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST
Webinar
Diabetes not only affects African- American people in genetically or physiologically different ways, but African-Americans also cope with the disease within a particular cultural context. Their approach to diet and exercise, their eating habits, their relationships with caregivers, even their spirituality, behavior patterns and the type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is unique-and all of that has an impact on how they approach their disease diagnosis and manage their health. As the incidence of diabetes in the African American population continues to grow and data emerge to support medicinal benefits of traditional ethnic foods, it's important for dietitians to increase their knowledge of cultural foods and eating patterns. Objectives: Recognize diabetes prevalence, trends, and risk in the African American population. Identify the food choices, taste and preferences of people of African heritage - Africa, Caribbean and West Indies. Understand the use of CAM in African Americans Identify culturally appropriate strategies useful in helping to motivate behavior change in people of African heritage. Presented by: Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN Level 2 CEU Codes: 5190, 5420, 4040, 8015 FREE for DCE Members Webinar registration: https://goo.gl/9vLAEY Why not join DCE today and significantly reduce the cost of CEUs without the expense of traveling? Sponsored by Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM DPG) in collaboration with Diabetes Care & Education (DCE DPG) Dietetic Practice Groups. --