Living Empowered and Managing Diabetes

Learn new strategies for preventing and managing diabetes at Live Empowered! Diabetes Awareness Day: Saturday, April 10 from 10 AM – 3 PM at the Urban League of Rhode Island, 246 Prairie Ave in Providence, RI. Get a head start through the video above, which was posted on the National Urban League as part of their “I AM EMPOWERED” Centennial initiative.

5 Fun Reasons to Join and Attend the April 10 Diabetes Awareness Event

by Debra Christal
Health Ministry Coordinator
Cathedral of Life Christian Assembly

PROVIDENCE, RI – Not necessarily convinced or ready to confirm your attendance at this Saturday’s Live Empowered! Diabetes Awareness Day even though we have a great diversity of guest speakers and activities for the day? Well, here are 5 great reasons to be there:

1) Representatives from Johnson & Wale’s culinary programs will conduct a cooking demonstration and provide the audience with samples.

2) Eleanor Borge, an accomplished Line Dance Instructor will demonstrate and call on guest members to join in some basic dance moves.

3) Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI will provide free glucose screenings.

4) Diverse guest speakers and community partners including a specialist to talk about eye health and diabetes, the Diabetes Multicultural Coalition, the Urban League of RI, United Health Plan of RI and Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.

5) An onsite Movie Viewing and Community Health Discussion starting at 11:30 with producers of Urban Health Watch.

We hope you will be there… and bring some family and friends with you!

For more about the Live Empowered! Diabetes Awareness Day event, click here or contact Albert Whitaker, Associate Director Community Initiatives, American Diabetes Association, 617-482-4580 ext. 3469 or by email at

*** is a project managed by the Urban League of Rhode Island and edited by Reza Corinne Clifton, an award-winning journalist and multimedia producer. It is funded by the Rhode Island Prevention Block Grant, a program of the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Find us on Facebook. Join the discussions. Create the solutions.


One response to “Living Empowered and Managing Diabetes

  1. Pingback: From Computer Screen to Community Center and Radio Airwaves: A Weekend with Urban Health Watch « Urban Health Watch

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