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Diabetes Alert Day: Bronx Residents Provided with Information about Diabetes Prevention and Treatment at Free Event Held at the Bronx Museum of Arts

August 6, 2018

In recognition of Diabetes Alert Day, Lighthouse Guild and the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. co-hosted a Diabetes Wellness Fair, on Friday, March 23, in collaboration with GuildNet and the American Diabetes Association. The event was held at the Bronx Museum of Arts.

The Bronx is one of the neighborhoods of NYC with the highest prevalence of diabetes among its residents, a chronic illness with many life-threatening complications.  Diabetes is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness.  To address the prevalence of diabetes, this Wellness Fair offered Bronx residents health screenings, as well as information on diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment.. There were screenings for: blood pressure, glucose (sugar) and vision. In addition, engaging workshops were held throughout the day on diabetes nutrition, aging, exercise, vision health, and the latest devices and adaptive technology for people with vision loss. There was also cooking and dancing — a chef taught how to prepare healthy meals and a Zumba class was held.     

Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild, based in New York, is the leading not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss through coordinated vision and health services. With Lighthouse Guild, people who are at risk for, or affected by, vision loss have access to the resources necessary to lead full, independent and productive lives. For more information, visit

Bryan Dotson, Manners Dotson Group

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