Jazzing With Sugar
Diabetes is a serious medical condition that affects a significant number of African Americans, particularly in Charleston, South Carolina. When the demographics of the Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz Festival was reviewed, it became very obvious that this condition plagues many smooth jazz lovers. As a practicing physician, Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, Founder and Executive Director of Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc, is well aware of the many myths and untruths that prevail in the African American community about “Sugar” diabetes. For this reason, the Greater Lowcountry Jazz Festival serves as the perfect platform to educate tourists and the community about a major health disparity in our country.