Diabetes Awareness Resources
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems, such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney disease. You can take steps to prevent diabetes or manage it.
Diabetes Self-Management Program at SIUH
The Diabetes Self-Management Program at SIUH is nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The program consists of Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists who can help people with all types of diabetes better manage their blood glucose. The program offers individualized counseling sessions to address the day-to-day challenges of living with diabetes.
Please call (718) 226-1547 or (718) 226-6494 to schedule an appointment.
Services on-site include eye and foot care, virtual nutrition counseling, and the use of innovative technology to monitor blood sugar. Additionally, Richmond University Medical Center has partnered with the clinic to provide vascular screenings on site. They will provide referrals to the hospital for vascular surgery evaluation and treatment.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call