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Excellence in Diabetes Care at Crystal Run Healthcare

At Crystal Run Healthcare, we provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art diabetes care using a team approach.  Our team of highly-skilled and full-time endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, and diabetes educators and nutritionists all work together to help patients successfully treat diabetes and prevent its complications.  Some of the services offered are group diabetes classes that are recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), group nutrition classes, and a diabetes support group.  One-on-one teaching is also readily available for those with newly diagnosed diabetes and also for patients who have had diabetes for years and are looking for updated educational material, as well as a general refresher. Additionally, we have expertise in initiating and maintaining insulin pump therapy for patients, as well as continuous glucose monitoring systems.  With all of the tools that Crystal Run Healthcare’s endocrinology department has to offer, we are improving the lives of our patients with diabetes every single day. 

 

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body’s ability to process sugar. People with diabetes have difficulty producing or creating insulin, a hormone that converts sugar into energy. The result is that blood glucose levels shoot up, quickly exceeding normal limits. The two most common forms of the disease are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The former, in which the pancreas produces little to no insulin, usually develops at a young age. The latter typically develops later in life when the body no longer responds to insulin.

 

Signs of Diabetes

Common diabetes symptoms of both types include:

  • Hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Dry mouth
  • Itchy skin
  • Blurred vision

 

Diabetes Treatments

A diabetes specialist at Crystal Run Healthcare will first seek to diagnose the condition using glucose tolerance tests. If the test comes back positive, a diabetes doctor will work closely with the patient to create a treatment and management plan that suits the needs of the individual.

Crystal Run Healthcare is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for excellence in diabetes care through the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP).  For more information, click here. In addition, the practice's diabetic eye exam results have improved from 35% to 50% since the beginning of 2016 with the purchase of point of care retinal cameras that do not require dilation.  Overall, Crystal Run Healthcare has achieved above NCQA's 75th percentile performance for Hgb A1c testing, urine microalbumin testing, and diabetes control thus far in 2016. 

 

Diabetes Management

At Crystal Run Healthcare, our certified Diabetes Educator, Suzanne K. Meier, RD, CDN, CDE, provides education on a full range of topics, vital for those affected by Diabetes, as well as self-management skills for those newly diagnosed.  She sees patients for individual appointments and provides diet information based on specific medical needs as well as lifestyle considerations.

Crystal Run Healthcare offers a series of diabetes classes at no cost, which typically run through the spring and summer months.  Family and friends of patients with diabetes are also welcome to attend the event.  For a list of upcoming classes, please click here

Areas We Serve:

Crystal Run Healthcare is based in New York. Residents who live in or near the following cities should contact us to start receiving care from one of our specialists:

  • Goshen, NY
  • Middletown, NY
  • Monroe, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Newburgh, NY
  • Rock Hill, NY
  • Warwick, NY
  • West Nyack, NY

 

Useful 
Diabetes Tools, Tips & Risk Assessments, American Diabetes Association:

 

Locations

Offices

155 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.703.6999
Hours
300 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.703.6999
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855 Route 17M
Monroe, New York 10950
P: 845.615.6999
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7 Hatfield Lane
Goshen, New York 10924
P: 845.615.6999
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1200 Route 300
Newburgh, New York 12550
P: 845.725.0100
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75 Ronald Reagan Boulevard
Warwick, New York 10990
P: 845.651.6999
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61 Emerald Place
Rock Hill, New York 12775
P: (845) 794-6999
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2 Centerock Road
West Nyack, New York 10994
P: 845.348.1100
Hours
155 East 76th Street
New York, New York 10021
P: 212.249.0622
Hours

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