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I thought I knew…but had no idea

February 16, 2017

  When I began my position as a Diabetes Prevention Coach at the Family Health Center of Harlem, I knew part of my job would be to facilitate shared medical groups. One of these...

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Taking Small Steps to Prevent Diabetes

December 19, 2016

The holiday season is a good time to focus on diabetes and what we can do to prevent it. During the holidays we gather with friends and family to enjoy many traditions — which...

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Health Tip of the Week (#DiabetesMonth): The Healthy Plate Method

November 25, 2015

Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, our final #DiabetesMonth “Health Tip of the Week” offers some advice about portion control. The Institute created a series of cultural “Healthy Plates” to depict a simple and effective...

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Meet Our Diabetes Team: Margaret Walsh, FNP

November 20, 2015

Continuing with our weekly introductions to members of our “diabetes team,” in recognition of American Diabetes Month, meet Margaret Walsh, FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) from Walton Family Health Center in the Bronx, NY. You may recall seeing Margaret...

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Health Tip of the Week (#DiabetesMonth): Stress Free Zone

November 18, 2015

Stress can cause blood glucose levels to be high.  In people who have diabetes this can be an issue because there is not enough insulin to get the increased blood sugars into cells. Reducing...

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Meet Our Diabetes Team: Ashleigh Glowacki

November 13, 2015

In recognition of American Diabetes Month, each week this month we will highlight one staff member that works on our diabetes team. This week, meet Ashleigh Glowacki, Diabetes Prevention and Education Coach at Kingston...

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Health Tip of the Week (#DiabetesMonth): All About Grains

November 11, 2015

Get to know your grains! Carbohydrates are an important part of everyone’s diet, but the type and amount we eat is especially important to consider for those living with diabetes. Whole grains are the...

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Health Tip of the Week (#DiabetesMonth): Get Moving

November 6, 2015

Physical activity and exercise are important for managing diabetes. Hard working muscles are more sensitive to insulin and will remove glucose from the blood better. For people with or at risk for diabetes, it...

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Meet Our Diabetes Team: Migdalia Morel

November 4, 2015

In recognition of American Diabetes Month, each week this month we will highlight one staff member that works on our diabetes team. First up is Migdalia Morel – a Diabetes Health Coach at our Walton...

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Take Control of Your Health this American Diabetes Month

November 2, 2015

“It’s really rewarding when I’m sitting with a patient and you can see the light bulb go off – they say ‘wow, I have diabetes but it doesn’t have me.  I’m going to take control...

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