Dome illuminated blue to commemorate juvenile diabetes awareness month.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano proclaimed November Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Month in Nassau County and ordered the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building to be illuminated in blue to commemorate those who have been affected by diabetes and those who have lost their lives to the disease.
“The Long Island Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and other local organizations are helping educate residents on the dangers associated with diabetes,” remarked County Executive Mangano. “World Diabetes Day helps to raise awareness of the disease and its young patients to parents and caregivers, teachers, healthcare professionals and the general public. The key to surviving this chronic disease is management of the illness and living a healthy lifestyle. Healthy habits such as good nutrition and exercise help prevent type 2 diabetes and manage both type 1 and type 2.”
For information on the many services offered by the JDRF visit http://jdrf.org. For information on the Diabetes programs and services offered at Winthrop-University Hospital call 1-866-WINTHROP.
County Executive Ed Mangano (2nd left) presents Citations to Winthrop University Hospital-Diabetes and Obesity Institute Director Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, R.N. and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Executive Director Marie Cimaglia. Joining them at the ceremony are JDRF Youth Ambassadors Aidan Rinaldi, Juan Cruz, and Diana Weiss.