Family Diabetes Day at the Bronx Zoo courtesy of The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Today, families who have a child with diabetes gathered at the Bronx Zoo for face painting, crafts and time with doctors and nurse educators.

Face Painting

Face Painting

Illana Friedman, M.D., pediatric ophthalmologist at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore explained how the eye works and how those with diabetes need to be vigilant about their checkups.

Rubina Heptulla M.D., pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore was on-site to speak with families.

Heptulla Lecture

Rubina Heptulla M.D.

Dr. Heptulla  w family@ Family Diabetes Day

Dr. Heptulla with family at Family Diabetes Day

She says having a fun and educational event like this at the Bronx Zoo is important for kids, who have a lot of responsibility to manage their health, to be in a fun environment and see their doctors in a new element where they can get excited about being healthy.

Family @ Family Diabetes Day

Family at Family Diabetes Day

RNs @ Famiy Diabetes Day

Registered Nurses at Famiy Diabetes Day

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