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We have all heard that African Americans are prone to diabetes, and as First Lady Michelle Obama leads a national movement to fight childhood obesity, New York registered dietitian Constance Brown-Riggs has made it her mission for 25 years to address diabetes in the Black community. She tells ESSENCE.COM about some of the misconceptions of diabetes and how it can be prevented. The author of “Eating Soulfully and Healthfully With Diabetes,” she offers tips for making healthy, affordable dining choices that still pack flavor.

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