Living Strong with Diabetes Support Group
Did you know that diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined?
Compared to the general population, Black people - children, especially - are disproportionately affected by diabetes. Research from the CDC showed that Black children with diabetes were twice as likely to die from the disease than White children, possibly due to gaps in medical care and information.
Living Strong with Diabetes (LSD) is a service organization dedicated to enhancing and supporting the lives of children and their parents who have been affected by diabetes. Founder of LSD, Whitney Peake, knows firsthand what it means to live with this disease as she was diagnosed as a Type I diabetic at 5 years old.
Whitney invited BLKHLTH to table an LSD event on Saturday, February 25, 2017. We taught attendees about the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, what it's like to live with diabetes from a young age, and discussed the kinds of support, items, resources, and outreach needed within the community to help children with diabetes.
Check out the pics below!