Diabetes Education and Treatment Center | White Plains Hospital

Diabetes Education and Treatment Center

White Plains Hospital
41 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
914-681-1228

Our Mission

Warm, compassionate, and personal care accompanied by advanced medical technology is the hallmark of the Diabetes Education and Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital. We are dedicated to providing effective diagnosis and management of diabetes, and we strive to provide patients with knowledge and skills for successful self-care.

To schedule an appointment or speak to a staff member, call 914-681-1228.

Inpatient Services

Our patients receive a variety of diabetes support services administered by a comprehensive health care team. This team is comprised of:

  • Physicians representing a wide range of specialties who are available for consultation. They include endocrinologists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, podiatrists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, neurologists, and nephrologists.
  • Professional Nurses who, together with the patient and/or family, develop individualized teaching plans to provide patients with skills, knowledge, and resources to safely manage their diabetes when they are discharged.
  • A Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Nurse that offers individual instruction to patients and their families. This specialist offers telephone consultations if desired following the patient's discharge from the hospital.
  • A Registered Dietitian that meets with all diabetic patients to help plan an individualized dietary regimen.
  • The Social Work Department, which assists the patient and family with discharge plans.
  • A Physical Therapist who is available to assess each patient's physical capabilities and stamina, then recommend an appropriate exercise program.

Outpatient Services

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, our outpatient education program enables individuals with diabetes to maintain the delicate balance between diet, exercise, and medication. Individual and group sessions are available with a Registered Nurse and/or a Registered Dietitian, both of whom are Certified Diabetes Educators.

The Comprehensive Course is designed for persons who are newly diagnosed with diabetes or for those seeking an in-depth review. The twlelve hour course includes two follow-up meetings.

Topics include:

  • Pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Medications
  • Insulin Administration
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Dietary Regime
  • Exercise
  • Psychosocial Issues
  • Sick Day Rules
  • Stress Management

Individual sessions address:

  • Insulin Administration
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Dietary Management Education for Insulin Pump initiation

The Gestational Diabetes Program is designed for pregnant women in need of information and support about diet and blood glucose testing.

Support Groups, led by a Certified Diabetes Educator, offer the opportunity to share concerns and helpful hints for managing some of the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes.

Serving the Community

Community Information Programs, led by professionals, provide the latest information on the treatment and care of diabetes. Diabetes Risk Assessment tests are held periodically for the community. A Speaker Service on topics related to diabetes is available.

Obtaining Services

Our outpatient education program is approved by Medicare for reimbursement and is covered by many other health plans.

For more information

To schedule an appointment, or to speak to one of the Center's staff, call 914-681-1228.