Diabetes Education Program

What people are saying…

 “Excellent Program”

“Very helpful”

“A great service to our community.”

“All the instructors were outstanding.”

“The instructors … had a “can do” attitude and they helped us celebrate our individual successes.”

Nyack Hospital’s team of certified diabetes educators offers self-management training for individuals affected by Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes.

Our American Association of Diabetes Educators Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (AADE DEAP) offers both individual counseling and group settings where participants are taught how to manage diabetes and avoid its complications.

Our programs are tailored to meet your specific needs.  If you are pregnant and have gestational diabetes or a pre-existing diabetes diagnosis, we recommend individual counseling.  If you have a child who has been diagnosed with diabetes, our team will work on an individual basis with you and your child to make the disease more manageable.

Our self-management training program covers the following topics: 

Pathology of Diabetes – What is Diabetes?
Medications
Insulin Administration
Insulin Pump Training            
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Nutritional Counseling
Exercise
Psychosocial Issues
Sick Day Rules
Stress Management
Acute and Chronic Complications

Our services are covered by Medicare and most insurance carriers.  Please call us at 845.348.2004 or email us at communityhealth@nyackhospital.org to schedule your individual assessment.

Diabetes – Did You Know?

25.8 million People in the United States Have Diabetes

  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic limb amputations, and new cases of blindness in the Unites States.
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, being overweight, cardiovascular disease, ethnicity, and inactivity.

Signs and symptoms of diabetes can include thirst, hunger, drowsiness, blurred vision, frequent urination, frequent infections, and non-healing wounds.  If you have any of these signs and symptoms, please make sure to tell your health care provider.

Diabetes can be controlled with healthy eating, physical activity, and medication when needed.  When you are ready to manage your diabetes, we’re here to help.  For further information about our programs, please contact the Community Health Education department at 845.348.2004 or email us at communityhealth@nyackhospital.org.

For more information regarding diabetes visit these websites:  www.diabetes.org, www.cdc.gov/diabetes, or www.diabeteseducators.org.