St. Anthony Community Hospital’S Recent Diabetes EXPO Offered Important Service to the Community

Program featured informative presentations by guest physician specialists

WARWICK – (Nov. 15) On Saturday, November 9, the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital hosted an all day Diabetes Expo, which was open to the public, at the Town Hall in Warwick, NY.

The event was aimed at raising awareness about diabetes and providing access to educational materials and resources. The Expo featured information provided by the Center for Diabetes Education as well as vendors and sponsors.

A main attraction during the Expo was a series of informative presentations throughout the day by four physicians: Doctors Nicholas Belasco, Yuriy Gurevich, Seth Hurwitz and Sergio Obligado. All are affiliated with St. Anthony Community Hospital and Board Certified in their specialties on treating and living with diabetes. Each presentation was followed by an enthusiastic question and answer period.

“I would I’d like to thank the four physicians who took time away from their busy lives to provide wonderful presentations to members of our community,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “I‘m confident that everyone who attended left much more knowledgeable regarding various aspects of diabetes, especially the importance of prevention and management. I would also like to thank our community vendors: ShopRite, Price Chopper, Ochs Orchard and Pennings Farm and Market for helping us to provide healthy snacks to those who attended.”

The Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. During group or individual sessions, clinical instructors offer initial assessment, emotional support and will seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease. They will show their patients how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.

For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education or the Expo, call 845-987-5168 or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.