For many people living with diabetes, gestational and pre-diabetes can be challenging. Finding resources to help guide people can be overwhelming or too costly. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County offers services and educational programs for all residents to increase their confidence in managing diabetes.
Our Diabetes Educators are Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses who work alongside the healthcare teams at Sun River Health centers across Suffolk County.
We offer one-to-one, in-person, or telehealth consultations with a focus on individualized education and care. We promote self-management of health, wellness, and medical conditions. Topics covered include:
In addition to one-to-one sessions within the health centers, our diabetes educators can present current, evidence-based education programs on diabetes management in many local public libraries or community centers. If you are interested in attending or your organization would like to host a program, please contact us via email or phone at 631-727-7850 x 331. In addition, community sites can request presentations on specific diabetes-related topics.
The following links provide essential information for taking care of your health:
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Community Education Webpage and resources
For other additional resources and support, check out these websites:
American Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
National Eye Health Education Program
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
National Kidney Disease Education Program
National Diabetes Education Program
HealthSense: An online resource for living well.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Heart Association
Linda Altenburger, RD, CDN
Diabetes Program Manager
Last updated January 4, 2023