Today's Date: 4/24/2014 - Site Updated: 4/24/2014
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Educating the Underserved Diabetes Community

Sam Grossman is the coordinator for a grassroots diabetes education program being delivered to the residents of Newark, NJ, and has hopes to expand the program to others in need.

By: John Parkinson, Clinical Content Coordinator,

During a cold, wintry evening in Newark, NJ people file into a local community health center and find a place to sit. It’s the kind of night where people would rather stay home than venture out. However, the people filing into the community center all have diabetes and they are here to learn disease management skills to improve their health and find additional support.

The people are missing the necessary information to help them control their diabe...

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