2005-03-25 / Community

SJEH Celebrates Diabetes Alert Day

The American Diabetes Association held Diabetes Alert Day on March 22, at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and other locations across New York City to help identify those at risk for diabetes. Because diabetes is a “silent disease,” damage to the body’s vital organs could occur without an outward sign. More than 60 people were screened for diabetes that day at St. John’s. Pictured, (from left to right): Tasha Perry, RN, who screened for diabetes; Joseph Edwards,

Director for Diversity Outreach at the American Diabetes Association; and Penelope Chin, Director of Public Relations at St. John’s.

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