“I know it sounds like an oxymoron, but yes, I am healthier today than before I developed diabetes. By changing lifestyle choices I have become healthier, and I believe that most people can do that. How? I totally changed my eating pattern. This put me on a path of discovering what works for me as an individual. As a practitioner, it put me on a mission of helping people to avoid diabetes. If you are at risk with pre-diabetes, it is possible to circumvent or delay getting diabetes. It’s one of the reasons I’m involved with NAPSACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) www.creatinghealthyplacesulster.org/index.html and the Healthy Afterschool Snack Committee www.healthykingston.org."
“There’s a strong link between cardiac disease and diabetes. For that reason, I am involved in outreach for the American Heart Association’s Simple Seven Program http://mylifecheck.heart.org. There’s also the Diabetes Conversation Maps: http://www.healthyinteractions.com, as well as The Nurse Is In program where I lead monthly table discussion in RUPCO’s senior housing.”
The Diabetes Education Center is located at 37 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY.
Call (845) 334-4249 for an appointment or go to http://www.hahv.org/ www.hahv.org for detailed list of services.