Suffolk County Offers Free Diabetes Self-Management
Suffolk County Executive Steve
Bellone joined Department of Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH,
MBA, MSW, to invite residents who have diabetes to attend a free program
that will enable them to manage their diabetes. The program, conducted by
the Department of Health Services in collaboration with Cornell University
Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, comprises four classes that cover
suggestions for keeping blood sugar in target range, choosing a healthy meal
plan and balancing food, exercise and medications.
classes will arm participants with the knowledge and skills they need to
properly manage their diabetes and enable them to enjoy an improved quality of
life,” said Bellone.
to the New York State Department of Health, diabetes is the most rapidly
growing chronic disease of our time, affecting one out of every 12 adults in
New York. Minority populations are at high risk, especially those who are
African American, Latino, Native American and Asian American.
puts the body at risk for many serious health conditions, including heart
disease, retinopathy (eye problems), kidney disease, poor blood flow, amputations and
complications of pregnancy if it is not properly controlled.
news is that moderate changes in lifestyle can help you to restore your blood
sugar to normal levels and result in significant health benefits,” said Dr.
Tomarken. This course can help those with diabetes to make those small changes
and enable them to improve their overall health and well-being.”
The four-week series will meet as
March 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
HRHCare The Health Center at
365 East Main St. Patchogue,
Contact: Anastasia Loper,
631-727-7850 ext. 340 or email@example.com
Register early, as class size is limited
self-management sessions will be offered in coming weeks.
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