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Diabetes

There are three types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational (during pregnancy). Diabetes happens when your body can’t use blood glucose for energy.

In Type 1, your pancreas no longer makes insulin. Blood glucose can’t enter your cells to be used for energy.

In Type 2, either your pancreas does not make enough insulin or your body is unable to use insulin correctly.

Gestational diabetes only happens during pregnancy and usually goes away when you deliver your baby.

How can I manage my diabetes and prediabetes on Staten Island?

Community Health Action of Staten Island

This Diabetes Self-management Program is offered and CHASI. Join this 6 week, peer-led workshop. Learn how to live an active lifestyle with diabetes.

For more information, contact Dianna Diaz at (929) 353-1947 or dianna.diaz@chasniny.org.

Staten Island University Hospital

The SIUH Diabetes Self-Management Program is run by a team of certified diabetes educators. SIUH can help with the challenges of living with diabetes by offering counseling sessions, group classes, and support groups.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Debra Marotta at
(718) 226-1547 or DMarotta@northwell.edu.

Richmond University Medical Center

You can learn to prevent diabetes but talking to a lifestyle coach at the RUMC. Topics include healthy eating, physical activity, overcoming stress, and staying motivated with prediabetes.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Gail DeGannes-Hoyte at
(718) 818-7117 or GDeGannes-Hoyte@RUMCSI.org.

YMCA

You can learn to prevent diabetes but talking to a lifestyle coach at the YMCA. Topics include healthy eating, physical activity, overcoming stress, and staying motivated with prediabetes.

For more information, contact Jordan Correa at (212) 630-9619 or JCorrea@ymcanyc.org.