Flatbush Community Health Expo and Diabetes Symposium Features Diabetic Retinopathy Education and Screening by Retina Group of New York

Retina Group of New York

Diabetes is a national security crisis and we have to beat it by waging an aggressive warfare against it. The complementary approach of combining the medical with lifestyle intervention will be the ‘Battle Plan to Win.’ – NCCHE

Retina Group of New York (RGONY) is pleased to be a sponsor, speak about “Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention, Detection and Treatment” and provide no-cost retinopathy screening at the Island of Flatbush Community Health Expo and Diabetes Symposium on April 29-30, 2017.

The Expo and Symposium are presented by New Creation Community Health Empowerment (NCCHE) Inc., the organization spearheading the Island of Flatbush Diabetes Task Force “20/20 Vision,” which seeks to lower the incidence of diabetes in Central Brooklyn by 20% by 2020. Dates and Brooklyn locations for the event are: Saturday April 29, 3:00 to 6:00pm, Erasmus Hall High School, 911 Flatbush Ave; and Sunday April 30, 11:00am to 6:00pm (including free retinopathy screening), 2414 Church Ave, Corner of Bedford & Church Aves.

Minister John Williams, NCCHE Founder/President, sharing his personal story about his family history and challenges with diabetes, explains that he was able to reduce his glucose level from almost 600 and a 12.8 HG A1c to normal and get off medication by changing his lifestyle and moving towards a plant-based diet. According to Minister Williams, “Diabetes is a national security crisis and we have to beat it by waging an aggressive warfare against it. The complementary approach of combining the medical with lifestyle intervention will be the ‘Battle Plan to Win.'”

James M. Maisel, MD, RGONY Chairman, retinal specialist, and recipient of the Juvenile Diabetes Research…

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