Core ProgramServing adults with diabetes, as well as their family members, the Diabetes Education Center offers a comprehensive diabetes self-management Core Program that focuses on the person.
This personal approach begins during your first visit, when a member of the Center's staff meets with you about your unique situation. The information you share is incorporated into a diabetes self-management plan tailored to your individual needs based on age, school or work schedule, as well as activities, family demands, eating habits and health problems.
Through group sessions with individual instruction facilitated over several days or evenings, the Core Program addresses every aspect of diabetes self-management from understanding blood glucose results to guidelines for eating in restaurants.
Each participant receives a personalized meal plan developed by the registered dietitian. The final component of the Core Program is a three-month follow-up visit that provides an opportunity for continued learning and support.
Refresher CourseA short course for people who previously completed the Core Program and would benefit from:
Stand-Alone, Individualized ProgramsCommitted to meeting the diverse needs of our diabetes community, the Center offers a variety of stand-alone courses that are taught in individual sessions. Some programs involve multiple visits due to the extensive amount of information that needs to be covered. Ongoing follow-up is encouraged for all services.
Individual instruction is also available to families of children with diabetes, patients with vision loss and patients with special language needs.
Nutrition Education and Meal PlanningRegistered dietitians are available to meet individually with you and your family to design a tailored meal plan and review:
Dining Out with Diabetes series and Cooking CoursesThe Diabetes Education Center also offers very social diabetes-related cooking classes and a Dining Out with Diabetes program ,which provide additional guidance on how to vary food selections and make more healthful food choices at restaurants and gatherings.
Insulin Therapy InstructionA registered nurse personally teaches patients how to take insulin, covering:
Insulin Pump TrainingInstruction on how to use an insulin pump is provided by a Certified Pump Trainer who reviews:
Gestational Diabetes Education ProgramPregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood glucose levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes.
Facilitated by a nutritionist, this program offers:
For more information, call (516) 663-2350.
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