At The Barbershop: A Fresh Cut…And A Diabetes Screening?

delayed, and black men have significantly higher rates of diabetes complications once diagnosed. Black men are also less likely to live into their 70s than are men in other racial and ethnic groups.

Dr. Anthony Clarke, an internal medicine doctor in Detroit, said, “Not seeking medical care is a common problem in men, and it’s worse in the black community. With a lot of men in general, they think, if you don’t know about a problem, it’s OK. A lot of men tell me, ‘My wife made me come in.'”

Clarke, of Detroit Medical Center’s Harper University Hospital, was not involved in the current study.