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Ben Vereen Appearance at the Diabetes Expo San Antonio, Texas April 20, 2010

Posted by amdiabetessatx in Uncategorized.

Ben Vereen

    Ben Vereen is one of the scheduled speakers for this year’s Diabetes Expo. Vereen’s session will focus on the importance of diabetes awareness and blood sugar control to help dispel the myths and misperceptions about diabetes. Ben Vereen is one of today’s most legendary performers. Ben’s acting credits continue to give us memorable roles, including Chicken George in Roots and the title role in Louis Armstrong – Chicago Style. With his strong sense of social consciousness, Ben has become a respected speaker among audiences of all ages. His topics include overcoming adversity, arts in education, Black history, recovery through physical and occupational therapy, and the importance of continuing education. Ben has also been involved with many organizations, including American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and he spearheaded Celebrities for a Drug Free American.

Roberto P. Trevino, M.D.

    Dr. Trevino will lead a speaker’s session discussion at this year’s Diabetes Expo on Diabetes and the San Antonio Community, sponsored by Bravo Health. A graduate of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Dr. Trevino holds specialties in both critical care and internal medicine. In 1986 barely 5 blocks from housing projects where he lived as a child, Dr. Trevino opened South Alamo Medical Group to provide patient care to one of San Antonio’s largest medically underserved areas. As his list of diabetes patients continued to grow, Dr. Trevino questioned why this was occurring more frequently for those living in poverty. In 1991, the Social & Health Research Center (SHRC) was founded to study increasing rates of type 2 diabetes in low-socioeconomic populations. His quest was to create an early-age, school-based diabetes prevention program that would lower risk factors for the disease. Since opening the SHRC, Dr. Trevino has had a singular focus towards reducing and someday eradicating type 2 diabetes from occurring in our youth population. “This is a preventable disease,” Dr. Trevino remarks, “but only if we implement early-age interventions.”

Did you know?

    If present trends continue, one in three American born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime – one in two for African Americans or Latinos. To counteract these statistics the American Diabetes Association offers the Diabetes EXPO. The Expo is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors and leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family health!For more information about the San Antonio Diabetes Expo visit www.diabetes.org/exposanantonio or call (210) 829-1765 ext 6123.


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