“We know that individuals with diabetes can enjoy long, productive lives and avoid or delay many disease-related complications with appropriate glucose management and regular medical follow-up. We can now improve patients’ lives tremendously through education and better treatments, but there’s still much to be done.”Domenico Accili, MD
Diabetes is hard. The good news for many adult patients is that, these days, it can be managed. And when you’re treated at the Berrie Center, we give you more than hope. We teach you to manage your diabetes over the course of a lifetime. At the Berrie Center a care team will likely include an endocrinologist as well as a nurse educator, and maybe a nutritionist, ophthalmologist, and a psychologist.
Our patients have access to a wide range of outside consultants, if needed, among them the physicians at Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Berrie Center case managers help coordinate the care, and patients’ records are kept in a single communications stream—to keep management of this complicated disease as simple as possible for the patient.
“I don’t know if there’s another center that’s quite like it. It’s kind of a one-stop shop and you go in and you’re able to have this great team that can guide you wherever you need it. Sometimes I’m feeling anxious about what’s happening in my life and maybe it’s time to talk to the psychologist. Or when I had my food allergies my doctor, Dr. Golden, immediately suggested that I go see the nutritionist again.”Bridie Carroll
Actress and Berrie Center patient
An education for life
Often people with diabetes may not really understand the disease, or know what changes they need to make in their lives to help control it. Berrie Center patients have all kinds of resources available to them, from individual sessions with diabetes educators to a range of group classes, workshops and support groups.
By working with our patients one-on-one and in groups, we aim to give them the information they need to be able to manage their diabetes the best way they can. That means working to remove all the barriers that may make it hard for individuals, or their families, to succeed in managing their diabetes.
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The more they know, the more they can help you cope.