Diabetes -- What Every Brooklynite Needs to Know

Diabetes -- What Every Brooklynite Needs to Know

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Visit the Department of Family
Medicine for Diabetes Support 


The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Diabetes Specialist:

Jacob Warman, MD
Division Chief


121 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P. 718.250.8995
F. 718.250.8197
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Family Medicine Center
121 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11201
p. 718.250.8621

Manhattan Avenue Health Center
960 Manhattan Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11222
P. 718.349.8500

61st Street Family Health Center/WIC Center
771 61st Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Family Health Center:
P. 718.851.2323
WIC Center:
P. 718.745.3259

La Providencia Family Medicine Center
1280 DeKalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11221
P. 718.455.9000

Williamsburg Family Health Center
99 Division Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11211
P. 718.599.6200



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Diabetes Self Assessment

Diabetes is a major health issue affecting 10% of Brooklyn residents. Diabetes occurs when there is a high level of sugar in the blood. Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form. (Type 1 occurs in adolescents and Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy). Type 2 Diabetes typically occurs during adulthood, but unfortunately due to rising obesity rates, it is now occurring in teens and young adults.

Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented and even reversed
With lifestyle changes, especially losing weight through exercising and eating healthier foods, diabetes can be prevented. In some cases Type 2 Diabetes can be improved with weight-loss surgery.

If you have these risk factors, be watchful and proactive
- Overweight adults (BMI greater than 25)
- Adults over age 45
- If your parent, brother or sister has diabetes, you may be more likely to develop diabetes.
- Previous diabetes test showing impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)
- Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise
- High blood pressure (140/90 mm Hg or higher)
- Low HDL (“good”) cholesterol and high triglycerides
- History of gestational diabetes
- Ethnicity is a factor: If you are African-American, Hispanic/Latin American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific Islander

These simple tests can tell you if your diabetic or pre-diabetic
A urine analysis may show high blood sugar. But to confirm a diabetes diagnosis, other tests must be done:
- Fasting blood glucose level
- Hemoglobin A1c test (Pre-diabetes: 5.7%-6.4%; Diabetes: 6.5%+)
- Oral glucose tolerance test.

Diabetes can be damaging to your health so keep healthy now.
Diabetes can lead to risk of kidney disease, eye disease, nervous system disease, heart attack, and stroke. Fortunately, Type 2 Diabetes can be treated through nutrition, exercise, and medicine to control blood sugar level.  

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