Diabetes Education

Living with diabetes or pre-diabetes can be challenging and getting good information is crucial. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County offers a wide array of services and educational programs for all residents to increase confidence in managing diabetes.

Our team of Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses work alongside the healthcare teams at HRHCare health centers across Suffolk County.

Focusing on diabetes and pre diabetes, we provide one-to- one individualized education and care to help promote self-management of one’s health, wellness, and medical conditions. Topics covered include:

  • healthy eating tips
  • meal planning and portion sizes
  • reading food labels
  • weight management
  • understanding your diabetes
  • blood glucose meters
  • medications and insulin
  • reducing risks

In addition to one- to- one sessions within the health centers, we offer a FREE comprehensive 6-week Diabetes Self- Management class series targeted to improving knowledge and confidence to any Suffolk County resident living with diabetes. These are offered throughout the year in locations across Suffolk.

If you are interested in attending or your organization would like to host a series, please contact us.
In addition, community sites can request presentations on specific diabetes related topics.

All of our diabetes educators provide current, evidenced based education on diabetes management.


Newly diagnosed with diabetes?

The following links provide essential information for taking care of your health:

http://blogs.cornell.edu/ccesuffolkfhw/2016/02/05/diabetes-foot-problems/

http://blogs.cornell.edu/ccesuffolkfhw/2015/11/13/diabetes-in-control-a1c-and-what-it-means-to-you/

http://blogs.cornell.edu/ccesuffolkfhw/2015/09/21/insulin-replacement-therapy-not-punishment/

http://blogs.cornell.edu/ccesuffolkfhw/2015/06/26/five-common-myths-about-diabetes-debunked/

Please feel free to follow our blog for updates and other educational resources and tips.

Family Health and Wellness Program Blog
http://blogs.cornell.edu/ccesuffolkfhw/


Resources and Support

For other additional resources and support, check out these websites:

American Diabetes Association
1-800-342-2383
http://www.diabetes.org

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
http://www.jdrf.org

Long Island Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
http://www.jdf.org/chapters/NY/Long-Island/

National Eye Health Education Program
1-301-496-5248
https://nei.nih.gov/nehep

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

1-800-860-8747
www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov

National Kidney Disease Education Program
1-800-860-8747
http://www.nkdep.nih.gov/

National Diabetes Education Program

HealthSense: An online resource for living well.
www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/HealthSense

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
1-800-877-1600
www.eatright.org

American Association of Diabetes Educators
1-800-338-3633
www.diabeteseducator.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-232-4636
www.cdc.gov/diabetes

Last updated January 15, 2020