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Diabetes Education Center

Diabetes Education Center


The Diabetes Education Center

The Diabetes Education Center of HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Health Center (WMCHealth), is an outpatient program for adults, children and seniors with diabetes or prediabetes. The center offers individual and group diabetes education classes year round, virtually and in person, for patients and their families.

Why Choose Us

  • The Diabetes Education Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for providing the highest quality of care and education to all who participate in the program.
  • When you take the first step at managing your diabetes with the help of our Diabetes Education Center specialists, you have the opportunity to connect with other WMCHealth specialists, including cardiologists, ophthalmologists, nephrologists and dermatologists.
  • You will have access to the latest information, treatment options and education for all types of diabetes.
  • Our electronic medical record system makes it possible for your own primary care provider to sign up for online reports of your treatment progress at the center through the FollowMyHealth patient portal.

Request an Appointment

To make an appointment, to register for one of our Diabetes Education classes or to speak with a HealthAlliance diabetes care specialist, please call us at 845.334.4249.

To learn more about how to receive a referral for diabetes education, speak with your primary care provider or endocrinologist.

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday appointments are also available.


What We Treat

The clinical team at the Diabetes Education Center provides diabetes management treatment to patients with all types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational.

The center offers wide-ranging treatment options and services including:

  • Comprehensive diabetes education classes
  • Early treatment and education for people with newly diagnosed diabetes
  • Insulin pump classes and initiation
  • Exercise and insulin pump therapy
  • Carbohydrate counting review
  • Diagnostic continuous glucose monitoring evaluation
  • Training for continuous glucose monitoring at home
  • Training for diabetes medication administration, oral and injected
  • Stress and psychosocial adjustment
  • Behavior-change strategies, goal setting, risk-factor reduction and problem-solving
  • Family involvement and social support
  • Type 1 transition care for young adults transitioning from pediatric to adult care
  • Preconception care, pregnancy and gestational diabetes
  • Nutrition and weight management services
  • Prevention, detection and treatment of acute or chronic complications
  • Medical nutrition therapy for chronic kidney disease
  • Use of healthcare systems and community resources

Request an Appointment

To make an appointment, to register for one of our Diabetes Education classes or to speak with a HealthAlliance diabetes care specialist, please call us at 845.334.4249.

To learn more about how to receive a referral for diabetes education, speak with your primary care provider or endocrinologist.

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday appointments are also available.


Staff

Miranda Aitken, MS, RN-C, CDCES
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Diabetes Education Center Program Coordinator

Jaclyn Meyer, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Registered and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist

Request an Appointment

To make an appointment, to register for one of our Diabetes Education classes or to speak with a HealthAlliance diabetes care specialist, please call us at 845.334.4249.

To learn more about how to receive a referral for diabetes education, speak with your primary care provider or endocrinologist.

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday appointments are also available.


Appointments, Location and Virtual Visits

Appointments

To make an appointment, call us at 845.334.4249.

To learn more about how to receive a referral for diabetes education, speak with your primary care provider or endocrinologist.

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday appointments are also available.

Location  

The Diabetes Education Center is located across from Academy Green Park in a convenient standalone building shared with the HealthAlliance Hospital’s Dialysis Center. The building has ample parking.

Diabetes Education Center

37 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
845.334.4249

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Virtual Visits

You can now consult with our Diabetes Educators and participate in our classes from the comfort of your home by phone or videoconferencing.

You do not need special software for videoconferencing, just a mobile device or a computer.

Any diabetes education topic can be covered during one of these convenient visits.

To schedule a virtual visit for diabetes education, contact the Diabetes Education Center at 845.334.4249.


Insurance, Billing and Resources

Insurance and Billing

We want to make the financial process as simple as possible for you so that you can focus on your care.

Your care with us may be reimbursable when your attendance is by physician referral. Your individual insurance policy defines the extent of your coverage.

If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage, call the Diabetes Education Center at 845.334.4249.

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday appointments are also available.

Resources

50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

Your Risk for Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test

American Association of Diabetes Educators Resources for People Living with Diabetes

American Diabetes Association: Know Your Blood Glucose Numbers

CDC Diabetes

Diabetes Education Center Brochure

Living Well with Diabetes


Non-healing Wounds

About 15% of people with diabetes suffer from non-healing wounds.

Diabetics are at a greater risk than non-diabetics of developing chronic wounds because of poor circulation, slow healing times, vascular disease and neuropathy, or numbness. Preventing infections and taking proper care of wounds, cuts, scrapes and bruises are critical for those with diabetes.

If you are dealing with a non-healing wound, HealthAlliance Hospital’s Wound Healing Center may be right for you. Call there 845.334.4325.