Clinical Services: Endocrinology and Diabetes
Upper East Side
1305 York Ave., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-8690
Lower Manhattan
156 William Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10038
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Diabetes Care at Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine is here to support and care for you. Whether you are at risk for developing diabetes; have been newly diagnosed with prediabetes, gestational diabetes (diabetes developed during pregnancy), type 1 or type 2 diabetes; or need help managing your diabetes and improving your health — our dedicated diabetes team will help you live a full, active and vibrant life.

You are so much more than your diabetes and blood sugar numbers. Our team is here to help you live the life you want as healthfully as possible.

At Weill Cornell Medicine, our doctors focus on helping our patients learn and understand as much as possible about their specific condition. Our goal is to empower you to lead a healthy life in which you feel confident about your choices and care.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine for Your Diabetes Care?

Multidisciplinary care from leading experts: Our department includes a dedicated diabetes care team: diabetologists (doctors who specialize in diabetes care), a certified diabetes educator and a registered dietician. The diabetes educator is here to help you learn about your diabetes condition and answer all your questions at length. The registered dietician helps develop a healthy diet that fits and supports your unique lifestyle.

When you choose Weill Cornell Medicine, you have access to a network of the full range of doctors and specialists for your comprehensive care. If needed, you can consult with eye, kidney and foot specialists, as well as our Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program.

Weill Cornell Medicine partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospital systems in New York City and the U.S.

Focus on your lifelong health and wellness: We are here to help you develop and maintain the best healthy lifestyle for you. Your plan will be respectful of your goals, family life, career and cultural background.

Together with your doctor, diabetes educator and registered dietician, you will learn how to make changes to achieve and maintain your healthy lifestyle.

Diabetes Conditions We Treat

We provide the highest standard of care for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. In addition, our team has extensive experience with gestational diabetes and pregnancy in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

●      Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 1 is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, although it can occur at any time. People with type 1 diabetes must use insulin from an injection or a pump to manage their diabetes.

●      Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 95% of all cases diagnosed in adults. Several studies have shown that healthy eating, regular physical activity and weight loss, with medication, if prescribed, can help control complications from or can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

●      Prediabetes: Prediabetes means you have a higher blood sugar level, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. Progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable. With lifestyle changes, weight loss and medications, it’s possible to bring your blood sugar level within target range.

●      Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy that can cause health problems during pregnancy for you and the baby. Although gestational diabetes often goes away after pregnancy, about half of those who had gestational diabetes get type 2 diabetes later in life.

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Diabetes Management to Help You Thrive

Understanding how many servings of carbohydrates you need and are eating is key to blood sugar control.

No two diabetes patients are the same, so no two treatment plans are the same. Your treatment plan may include:

●      Monitoring your blood sugar: Careful monitoring with a glucose meter is the only way to make sure that your blood sugar level remains within your target range.

●      Insulin therapy: If you have type 1 diabetes, you need insulin therapy to survive. If you have type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes, you may also need insulin therapy. There are many types of insulin, including short-acting (regular insulin), rapid-acting insulin and long-acting insulin. Your doctor may prescribe a mixture of insulin types to use throughout the day and night. An insulin pump may also be an option.

●      Medications: Medication therapy for diabetes includes many drugs that work in different ways to bring blood sugar levels back to within target range.

●      Carbohydrate counting and meal planning: Understanding how much carbohydrates you need and how many you are eating is key to blood sugar control. By paying close attention to what and when you eat, you can minimize changes in your blood sugar levels. Your doctor or dietician will work with you to set up a menu plan.

●      Exercise: Exercise improves your body’s use of insulin and may lower blood sugar levels. However, it’s important to work with your doctor to set up an exercise program.

Make an Appointment

Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion. Our team has taken every step to keep our facilities safe for you to continue your care. Learn more about our safety measures and the changes we’ve made to enhance your patient experience.

Meet Our Physicians

The physicians at the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Endocrinology offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.