Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Advocacy in Action: Media


The American Diabetes Association is taking its message to reporters. Cherrel Christian, RN, CDE, is a member of the African American Diabetes Action Council and a longtime Association volunteer. In April, Christian represented the Association on a panel at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in Washington, D.C. She discussed the role caregivers play in diabetes management and highlighted the ADA’s Older Adults Initiative and Work Group and advocacy efforts around Medicare.


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