Black and Hispanic adults are almost twice as likely as White adults to develop type 2 diabetes (T2D). Reasons for the disparities in care include structural barriers, racial discrimination, and distrust of the health care system. This on-demand video webinar discusses how clinicians can overcome these and other barriers to improve patient outcomes.

  • New recommendations for T2D treatment
  • The impact of diabetes on the Black and Hispanic communities
  • Improving outcomes through better screening
  • Guiding patients through prediabetes and diabetes prevention

Fade Out Diabetes at Barbershops

Black and Hispanic adults, especially men, have fewer opportunities for conversations about preventive care. Because of these disparities, they also have a greater need for these conversations. This program will address disparities in care by bringing the conversation to barbershops.

Barbers often develop long and trusted relationships with their clients, which makes them ideal partners for education and linkage to care. We previously developed an initiative called Fade Out HIV that connected and educated more than 200 barbers and 500 clinicians in Los Angeles, demonstrating the impact of this method.

Maria Esparza
Maria Esparza, MD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center Division of Endocrinology at the Weight Wellness Clinic