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Diabetes Support



Diabetes Education Center

An educational experience that includes both individual and group classes for non-insulin and insulin dependent persons with diabetes and their families. This program emphasizes knowledge of disease, treatment, and awareness of possible complications and prevention. The self-management program meets the American Diabetes Association’s teaching standards and provides diabetes education taught by certified diabetes educators. The Diabetes Education Center includes individual nutritional counseling and small group instruction featuring lectures, demonstrations, learning activities, and written materials for self-managing. Additional classes are held monthly on various topics in diabetes. Follow-up refresher sessions are also available.

*Online option available

Please note: This program has received the Recognition Certification for a Quality Diabetes Education Program from the American Diabetes Association.

Schedule: Monthly courses available offering alternate day and evening hours.
Please call for dates and times.
Fee: Possible insurance reimbursement; pre-registration and physician referral required
Call: (516) 629-2070


Diabetes Club

Ongoing support and lecture series on a variety of topics pertinent to living with diabetes.

*Online option available

Location: The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research & Education, Fitness Center conference room
Fee: No fee; but pre-registration is required
Call: (516) 629-2070 for specific listing of topics and to reserve a space


Take Charge!

If you have diabetes and have been struggling to lose weight, it may be time for a new approach. Finding the right balance of healthy foods, portions and physical activity will make it easier for you to manage your diabetes and reduce your risk of developing complications. Discuss important behavior changes with a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist that can lead to a healthier weight and improved overall health.

*Online option available

Class size limited. Registration deadline August 24, 2020.
Call: (516) 629-2069