Diabetes in the state of RI has increased in the past five decades and it is predicted that the numbers will continue to rise, especially among African American and Hispanic populations.

Diabetes remains a chronic disease with no known cure, and without proper control and observations it can have a deep impact on a person’s health and quality of life.

Yet when managed correctly, health outcomes do improve and certain risk factors of the disease can be prevented.

 

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 help kickoff a new initiative. Light refreshments will be offered at 10:00am, and the program will begin at 10:30am.

It will take place at Providence City Hall, in the Alderman’s Chamber on the 3rd Floor.

 

RSVP to bcbsricommunications@bcbsri.org