People of Color and Diabetes

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests Mrs. Ruth Pierce, Founder, The Black Diabetic Foundation and Mrs. Denine Rogers, President, HEPSA Living Healthy and Secretary of the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition  for a discussion on diabetes and people of color.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 8pm EST on The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio


Mrs. Ruth Pierce

Mrs. Pierce is a retired nurse and founder of The Black Diabetic Foundation.

Mrs. Denine Rogers, RD, LD

Mrs. Rogers is the Secretary for the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition. She is also the owner of a Integrative Health Consulting practice called HEPSA Living Healthy ( Her passion with her consulting practice is to bridge the gap of Complementary and Alternative Medicine with Allopathic Medicine along with Cultural and Diversity practices.  Mrs. Rogers finished her roles as the Chairperson for the African American Committee Interest Group of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Diversity Leader and Mentor for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, FACE for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 2012-2013, Diversity Chair for Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Nutritional Consultant for Fuel Up to Play 60 program.  Currently, she is working as a Nutritional Consultant for Wellpoint.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Importance of Wellness Exams/Physicals
  • Diagnosis/Prognosis
  • Support (family and friends)
  • Diabetes management
  • Food choices and cooking methods
  • Exercise
  • Organic farming
  • Taking responsibility and accountability for your health
  • Living healthy (diet and exercise)
  • The benefits of healthy lifestyle changes.

Link to the show to listen live online:  Diabetes and People of Color

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Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth