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Virtual Health & Wellness Forum – Diabetes 101 with the American Diabetes Association

November 14 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST

The Special Olympics New York Virtual Health & Wellness Forums are a space for the Special Olympics New York Community – Athletes, families, caregivers and coaches – to engage with health-focused individuals/organizations such as Healthcare Providers and Fitness Specialists. The Forums will provide information and resources related to the health of Special Olympics athletes, while also focusing on bettering access to health care, education and inclusive activities for people with intellectual disabilities.  There will also be select offerings focused on the education of healthcare providers and students regarding working with people with disabilities and the mission of Special Olympics.  

Forums will be presentation based with the opportunity to submit questions to the presenter Participants are asked to register through a link provided on the Special Olympics New York Website.  Recordings will be available to view after the live presentation is complete. The Virtual Health & Wellness Forums are possible thanks to the support of the Special Olympics New York Health Advisory Council.  

ADA Diabetes 101 – Forum Promo


People with ID are 5 times more likely to develop diabetes than the general population, due to factors such as lack of education and access to quality healthcare. This forum will be an introduction to the American Diabetes Association and includes an overview of the diabetes epidemic. Athletes, Caregivers and Coaches encouraged to attend!

This forum will be recorded and posted to our website for viewing after the live offering is complete

Speaker Bio:

Dana Alberico Lonis has been working as a nurse for almost 30 years. Prior to becoming involved in the care of Diabetes in 2021 as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked mostly in the world of Critical Care and Trauma seeing the disease of Diabetes effect many patients over the years. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a post master’s degree in education. She currently works at Upstate Medical Hospital with the Endocrine fellowship managing inpatient diabetes and has become passionate about treating the disease. This passion led her to the ADA where she is now a member of the Community Leadership board and speaks to people like you about diabetes. She is committed to making a difference in people living with Diabetes. She is married with three children and has been in the United States Army reserve for 25 years. Hobbies include hiking, skiing, and spending time with family.



November 14
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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