Diabetes Ed at Essence Music Festival

June 20th, 2011

Spicy Cajun prawns with rice and tomato salsa

The Essence Music Festival welcomes the biggest names in R & B to the New Orleans Superdome during the July 4th Holiday weekend.  Hailed as one of the largest and most influential African-American entertainment festivals, over 400,000 people flock to center stage to hear performances by Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Boyz II Men, and Fantasia… just to name a few!

And guess what? I’ll be there too!

In addition to musical entertainment, Walmart has a new Health and Wellness Stage in partnership with Johnson & Johnson and dLife. That’s where you’ll find me serving as resident diabetes expert and guest. I’ll be interviewed by dLife Co-Hosts Mother Love and J. Anthony Brown about the role of a certified diabetes educator (CDE) and my book, The African American Guide To Living Well With Diabetes. Also, you’ll be able to purchase an autographed copy of Living Well With Diabetes.

The Festival runs from July 1-3 and I’ll be on the Health and Wellness Stage daily from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  Joining me will be a host of other experts in the field of diabetes, along with celebrity guests, who will provide educational sessions and entertainment throughout the day.

So, if you’re attending the festival, please stop by the Health and Wellness Stage!

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