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CFO Patronis Sponsors Resolution to Raise Awareness for Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease


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For Immediate Release:
November 7, 2017
Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413–2842

Today, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis sponsored a resolution raising awareness for type 2 diabetes as a potentially life-changing medical condition. An estimated 29 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic condition that considerably raises an individual’s risk for developing cardiovascular disease. A recent study indicates that while diabetes necessitates strict monitoring of personal health, 52 percent of adults who have it are not aware of the additional heart health risks. State Representative Gayle Harrell, who co-sponsored a legislative resolution with Senator Kelli Stargel, and Lisa Dwyer, who works in the pharmaceutical field, joined CFO Patronis for the Cabinet resolution presentation.
CFO Patronis said, “Floridians who have more information about their health make better, more informed health decisions. I thank Senator Stargel and Representative Harrell for joining me in raising awareness about two potentially life-threatening diseases. I hope this resolution serves as a reminder that Floridians should closely monitor their personal health and the health of their families. It’s important to see a doctor regularly and to speak up as any health concerns arise.”
To view the resolution, click here.