Suffolk County Legislator Manuel Esteban Sr, Esq. recently attended a Diabetes Awareness Mobile Screening Clinic hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and Sun River Health at the Brentwood Library to promote regular screenings to detect diabetes.
Earlier this year, Legislator Esteban sponsored a resolution declaring November as Diabetes Awareness Month to increase awareness to Type 1 and 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.
Legislator Esteban also partnered with Huntington Northwell Health on a social media campaign to continue to bring awareness by providing accurate information on the disease, along with dieting, exercising, and lifestyle information that can help reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
“The best way to avoid becoming a diabetic is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and to screen for the disease for early detection and treatment,” said Esteban. “Diabetes can be a life-threatening condition. Through the partnerships we have formed we are bringing more diabetes education and services to our residents. Thank you to all who have assisted with this critical public health initiative.”
To learn more about diabetes, please visit ccesuffolk.org/sources/diabetes-class-offerings.
Pictured: Legislator Manuel Esteban Sr, Esq. with members of Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk