Cedric the Entertainer Gets Serious about Diabetic Nerve Pain

Visits to local churches for “I Decide to Stop Diabetes Day”

Cedric the Entertainer became personally connected to diabetic nerve pain because his father, who has diabetes began experiencing the shooting and burn- ing pain in his feet and hands. So with a passion to help others, Cedric became spokesperson letting everyone know that people living with diabetes can develop nerve damage, which can cause diabetic nerve pain. He is encouraging peo- ple with diabetes and this kind of pain to Step On Up and Bradford Washington DMD, MS Licensed Orthodontist Harvard School of Dental Medicine Morehouse College start a conversation with their doctors.

Cedric, collaborating with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Pfizer, has been spreading the message throughout the country. During November, American Dia- betes Month, on Sunday, November 8, 2015 Cedric head- lined an “I Decide to Stop Diabetes Day” (ID Day) and spoke with the congregations of Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn and Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem about the seriousness of the problem. Didier Demesmin, M.D., an interventional pain medicine specialist, who is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and founder of University Pain Medicine Center in Somerset, NJ accompanied him and also spoke providing an expert medical view- point regarding how to avoid the condition or handle the symptoms.

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