CFCC Educates Patients During Diabetes Day Event

Millions of people around the world live with diabetes or know someone living with diabetes. While diabetes is not yet a curable disease, it is a very treatable one, and no matter how frightening, annoying, and frustrating it can be, people with diabetes can live long, healthy, and happy lives. Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC) recently put a spotlight on the disease with a Diabetes Day event, spearheaded by Montefiore's Joanie Bennett, CCNM, pictured above with John Ruiz, BCHN Board of Directors Treasurer.

"We wanted to highlight the many diabetes services available at CFCC," Bennett explained.

Patients were educated on the types of diabetes, managing diets (with portion plate giveaways!), understanding blood sugar levels, the importance of exercise, eye health, and much more.

Pictured below (left to right): Claire Garon, Health Educator; Loriel Johnson, Health Educator; Belky Peguero, Complete Care Specialist, Health First; Joanie Bennett, CCNC; Jessica Castro, BCHN Outreach Worker Supervisor; and Vivian Garcia, Marketing Manager.