Diabetes program demonstrates comprehensive care approach to NYC participants

Harlem Hospital announces results of collaboration with BD Diabetes Makeover Program

WHAT:
To help meet the challenge of NYC's growing incidence of diabetes, East Harlem's North General Hospital and BD, a leading global medical technology company – are collaborating to promote the successful principles of the BD Diabetes Makeover Program to New York City.

This demonstration project is a model to help those with diabetes understand and apply a comprehensive approach to self-managing their disease. Led by a team of the City's top clinical, diabetes education, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle organization experts, the 11-week program focused on educating New York City residents affected by the disease. Speakers will address:

  • Initial results from the 11-week program
  • The value of diabetes education programs and resources for all populations
  • The comprehensive approach to diabetes self-management
  • Tips and resources for New Yorkers with diabetes to help them better self-manage their disease

WHY:

  • In New York City alone, nearly 500,000 adults have been diagnosed with diabetes and estimates suggest that over 200,000 others are living with the disease and don't know it
  • Studies show that one way to limit serious diabetes-related complications is to control blood glucose levels through regular blood glucose monitoring, diet, exercise, and medication
  • The BD Diabetes Makeover Program demonstration project has achieved successful results, to date
  • The BD Diabetes Makeover Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association (published abstract- 2005) and presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educator's Scientific Session (2005)

WHO:

  • Dr. Diana Berger – Medical director of the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
  • Dr. Valentine Burroughs – Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at North General Hospital and member of the NYC BD Diabetes Dream Team
  • Andrea Zaldivar – Clinical Director of North General Hospital Diagnostic and Treatment Center and a member of the NYC BD Diabetes Dream Team
  • BD Diabetes NYC Makeover Participant

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE:
North General Hospital Diagnostic and Treatment Center
1879 Madison Avenue (at 122nd St., across from Marcus Garvey Memorial Park)
New York, NY 10035
For directions to North General Hospital, visit: http://www.northgeneral.org/contact.html.

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CONTACT: For more information, contact Michael Marinello at 201-847-7437 or Michael_Marinello@bd.com.

RSVP: Please call or email Jessica Jais at 312-297-7421 or Jessica.Jais@Edelman.com.

Resource materials are available in both English and Spanish.


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