Thursday, February 2, 2017

World Diabetes Day 2016 at Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai looks forward to its annual World Diabetes Day Health Fair as a way to promote diabetes awareness, prevention, and healthy living with diabetes to the Mount Sinai Community and the New York City community-at-large. On World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2016, a multidisciplinary team led by Camilla Levister, MS, ANP-C, CDE, and Briana Adler, MS, RD, CDN, both the Mount Sinai Hospital Diabetes Center led the annual World Diabetes Day Health Fair.  The International Diabetes Federation designated “Eyes on Diabetes” as this years’ World Diabetes Day theme with the key message to promote the importance of screening, early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, and treatment of diabetes to reduce the risk of complications.  The World Diabetes Health Fair at Mount Sinai carried out this theme by providing
complimentary body fat testing and type 2 diabetes risk assessment and counseling with Mount Sinai health care providers and certified diabetes educators.  Additionally, we hosted a Diabetes Themed Jeopardy game as an engaging way to promote awareness of what diabetes is, its risks, and management.  Organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, 92nd Street Y, The American Heart and Stroke Association, and Mount Sinai’s Fit for Life program were in attendance to promote healthy living to all including those without diabetes, those at high risk, and those currently living with diabetes.