American Diabetes Association, Lilly team for annual Victory Over Diabetes event

ATLANTA — The American Diabetes Association, with help from drug maker Eli Lilly, once again is hosting a free communitywide event in Atlanta that's designed to educate African-Americans on diabetes management.

The annual Victory Over Diabetes event, which will be held on Aug. 20 at the Georgia International Convention Center, will offer educational workshops, health screenings and resources on diabetes. On hand at the event will be actor Anthony Anderson, who is the new spokesman for Lilly’s Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered program. Diabetes is said to affect 1-in-7 adults in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Community Health.

"Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is life changing, but with the help of a team of medical professionals, I've taken control of my disease," Anderson said. "I'm eager to share my story at Victory Over Diabetes and hope to encourage the African-American community in Georgia to feel empowered to take control of their own health."

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