Noted physicians Dr. Thomas Baudo, Retina Ophthalmologist, Dr. Nicholas Rutledge, Podiatrist, and Dr. Cassie Jones, Internal Medicine, will be featured speakers during a free diabetes health expo November 17th in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month.
The Head-to-Toe symposium covers a wide range of topics for those living with diabetes. In addition to physician speakers, the symposium features presentations from a certified diabetes educator and a culinary institute trained chef.
Organizers Cindi Green, RN, of Florida Eye Institute, Colleen Symanski, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator of A Healthier Me®, and Susan Long, RN, MSW, Faith Community Nurse of First Presbyterian Church are coordinating with a host of community partners for this outstanding event.
“We are celebrating our 5th year spearheading this event,” states Cindi Green, RN, of Florida Eye Institute, “and it gets better every year! We invite medical experts from various specialties to discuss the collaborative aspects of diabetes care. People come away with real knowledge to stay healthy.”
Colleen Symanski, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator and founder of A Healthier Me, agrees. “Not only do we feature local medical experts, but we showcase activities to demonstrate how to gain better control of your health. The expo is perfect for those who feel overwhelmed managing their diabetes.”
Susan Long, RN, MSW, Faith Community Nurse of First Presbyterian Church, coordinator of the symposium in the church’s state-of-the-art community center adds, “We’re excited to offer a health expo again this year, providing health screenings and fun activities for attendees. And best of all – the event is free!”
Diabetes Head-to-Toe is scheduled Friday, November 17th at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach from 9:00 -2:00 PM. Refreshments are provided with a nutritious box lunch available for purchase.
The symposium and health expo are free, but space is limited. Guests are encouraged to register early!
Call Florida Eye Institute 772-569-9500 or visit www.fleye.com for more information.