Educating the Community about Diabetes

Mount Sinai physicians, nurses, and diabetes educators participated in the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Expo on Saturday, March 9, at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The Mount Sinai team of more than 70 volunteers provided free screenings for blood pressure, weight, blood sugar, and cholesterol, as well as eye exams, to approximately 500 individuals. Physicians were on site to interpret the screening results and discuss how participants could take better control of their diabetes.

Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD, MBA, CDE, Director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease), served as Chairman of this year’s Expo. “We were able to educate hundreds of New Yorkers about their numbers, counsel them about how to prevent their diabetes from worsening, and empower them to control their condition, and, ultimately, to improve their lives,” says Dr. Tamler.

“The ADA office of Greater New York could not have been more pleased with the overwhelming community turnout and visitor feedback,” says Kevin Shippy, Executive Director, American Diabetes Association, Greater New York. “We are indebted to Dr. Tamler and his team from Mount Sinai for serving as the hub of Expo’s health care screenings and diabetes-related outreach to more than 7,500 visitors.”

This article was first published in Inside Mount Sinai.

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