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December 6, 2013

SUNY Optometry Takes an Interprofessional Approach to Diabetes

November was Diabetes Awareness Month and the members of the Student Chapter of the American Public Health Association (SAPHA) took an active and interprofessional approach toward recognizing the occasion at the College.

In addition to posting diabetes facts throughout the College and providing reference cards about diabetes for students to use with their patients in the University Eye Center, SAPHA hosted Dr. Gary Glickman, an ophthalmologist from the Diabetic Eye Center in New York who specializes in diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Glickman spoke to a capacity crowd of students and faculty about the disease at the College on November 20.

SAPHA also sponsored a presentation by Ms. Neelam Gaur, a health coach who specializes in holistic nutrition and preventative wellness issues. Ms. Gaur spoke to students, faculty and staff at the College about nutrition and diabetes.