Specialized Diabetes Services
Diabetes Self-Management Classes
The Mount Sinai Diabetes Center is one of very few diabetes centers nationally to provide diabetes education classes for free. Our classes are taught by our dedicated multicultural and multilingual nurses, nurse practitioners and dietitian, all of whom are certified diabetes educators. Our curriculum empowers patients with diabetes to prevent complications, control their diabetes and thrive. We encourage patients to bring family members to these classes. To join a class, please call (212) 241-3422.
Everybody's different. Our registered dietician teaches diabetes self-management and provides medical nutrition therapy. You will receive dietary recommendations based on the latest guidelines and tailored to your other medical conditions, cultural food preferences and personal circumstances. This includes personalized assessment, identification of triggers for unhealthy eating and individualized meal plans, and many other services tailored to your needs.
In-Office Hemoglobin A1c Testing
What is your average blood glucose (blood sugar) level? The hemoglobin A1c (often called A1c‘) is a blood test that provides an estimate of your average blood sugar level over the last three months. Using novel technology, we can determine your A1c with a drop of blood from your finger within six minutes, and use that information to make the best decisions during your visit rather than having to wait to get test results back and schedule a follow-up appointment.
Insulin Pump Therapy
An insulin pump continuously infuses rapid-acting insulin. It allows for particular fine-tuning of your regimen and eliminates the need for insulin ‘shots.' The treatment team at the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center is experienced and adept at helping you manage your insulin pump and can advise you whether you would be a good candidate to start pump therapy.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
A relatively new technology, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is an addition to the better known skin prick tests used to self-check blood glucose levels. CGM uses under-the-skin sensors to measure glucose levels continuously, 24 hours a day. Whether ‘blind' (providing blood glucose readings to be read and interpreted later by the clinician) or in real-time, CGM can provide tremendously useful information about how medication, food, and exercise are affecting your blood glucose levels so that adjustments can be made to prevent glucose levels from becoming too high or too low. Our staff is trained to use CGM devices and interpret readings.
Computerized Glucometer Download
Did you know that your glucose meter has a little memory chip that stores all your blood sugar readings? Always bring your meter to your visits, and we can download and analyze your data in ways that you never would have thought possible.
If you have been on a diet roller coaster, Mount Sinai has just the program for you. You probably know from experience that many diets are in fact dangerous, that many others involve such deprivation that you cannot sustain them, and that almost all ultimately leave you gaining the pounds right back—and then some. The Mount Sinai Weight Management Program, on the other hand, offers a safe, supportive way to help you reach the weight you have been aiming for—and stay there! This time, help is really here.
Diabetes Prevention Program and Viva Fitness
Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and the YMCA of Greater New York have joined forces in the fight against diabetes. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) is taking aim at reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes through education and motivation. This program is designed for adults who are at risk for diabetes or who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes. As part of the program, participants will meet with a trained health coach from YDPP, to learn about healthy eating, physical activity, overcoming stress and staying on track to meet your health goals in a comfortable group setting. So that you stay motivated on the way to reaching your physical activity goals, Mount Sinai Diabetes Center's Viva Fitness, a dance-inspired, light-exercise program will have you moving to the music in a friendly, fun environment.
Mount Sinai Diabetes Center
5 East 98th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10029