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The Montefiore Clinical Diabetes Center (CDC) provides comprehensive care for patients with diabetes. The CDC works interdependently with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Diabetes Research Center and Diabetes Research and Training Center.
The CDC’s inpatient and outpatient programs are annually recognized and certified by the American Diabetes Association.
Treatment services may be covered by insurance. Contact the CDC for more information.
The inpatient program offers acute diabetes consultation (patient care and education) for all services of Montefiore Medical Center, with an emphasis on effective communication with patients and care providers.
The CDC’s Diabetes Team identifies patients with diabetes upon admission and regularly communicates with the primary inpatient team throughout patients’ stays in the hospital, relaying critical diabetes-related information to the primary care provider.
This early, proactive response, including a cutting-edge continuous intravenous infusion protocol, has markedly improved glycemic control and well-being for Montefiore Medical Center inpatients.
The Diabetes Team conducts rounds throughout the week, improving communication between patients and diabetes educators, nurses, endocrine fellows and attending physicians.
As part of an active commitment to professional medical education, the Diabetes Team conducts monthly conferences for nurses, residents and medical students.
Specifically developed to address the extraordinary assortment of diabetes-related issues in New York City's Bronx population, the outpatient diabetes program coordinates diabetes self management, education, and individual diabetes consultation.
The outpatient program’s team of diabetes educators, nurses, nutritionists and renowned physicians actively meet the needs of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Physicians work closely with ophthalmology, vascular surgery, podiatry and other medical and surgical specialists to offer a comprehensive, diversified portfolio of care.
Boutique Clinical Practice
Montefiore Medical Center and Weiler Hospital’s Faculty Practice offers specialized, state-of-the-art diabetes care, with one of the most prominent New York treatment centers for type 1 diabetes.
Patients are treated by a team of diabetes experts for intensive insulin therapy, including the use of insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and other leading diabetes-management technologies. Physicians, nurse practitioners and nutritionists provide comprehensive care for nearly 4,000 patients annually. Several Einstein-Montefiore diabetologists have ADA/NCQA Provider Recognition Awards, and five team members are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs).
The Boutique Clinical Practice was the first in the New York City area to receive an ADA and NCQA Physician Certificate of Achievement of Recognition with Distinction for the delivery of high quality diabetes care.
Proactive Managed Information System for Education in Diabetes (PROMISED©)
PROMISED, a novel approach for type 2 diabetes management, provides 10 hours of patient education and empowerment. Using this approach, multidisciplinary teams of Einstein-Montefiore medical specialists meet to discuss each patient, formulate an individualized treatment plan, and provide that plan to the patient’s primary care physician.
PROMISED educational workshops are approved and recognized by the American Diabetes Association and New York State Department of Health.
Diabetes Disease Management Program
The Diabetes Disease Management Program (CMO)has been implemented among all Montefiore hospitals and clinics.
Evidence-based guidelines cover the key aspects of chronic diabetes management and include best-practice primary care protocols with clear indicators for referral to specialists, case managers, nutritionists, social workers and other providers.
Patients are identified through insurance claims and laboratory databases. Once identified, their primary care doctors are notified and encouraged to enroll their patients. Once enrolled, patients are carefully monitored and outcomes are tracked and reported.
The program’s case manager coordinates these efforts and serves as a liaison with PROMISED.
Diabetes Teaching Clinic
Einstein-Montefiore’s state-of-the-art Diabetes Teaching Clinicserves a large population of type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients. Supervised by world-renowned diabetologists, the clinic educates Einstein-Montefiore fellows and residents.
With a team approach to diabetes management, the teaching clinic also employs Spanish and English educators, two nurse practitioners and a nutritionist.
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Support Groups
As part of its role as a provider to the Bronx community, the CDC sponsors support groups for type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients. These programs enable patients and family members to better understand and manage the daily stresses affecting patients with diabetes.
Clinical Research Activities
The CDC’s clinical research activitiesinclude obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Many Einstein-Montefiore investigators and trials are NIH sponsored.
Supported by the Bronx Center to Reduce & Eliminate Ethnic & Racial Health Disparities (Bronx CREED) NIH grant, ongoing community projects train peer educators in the south Bronx. Through these projects, the CDC interacts with and provide diabetes expertise to other community partners, including:
- Diabetes Collaborative Study Centers
- Bronx Borough President's OfficeBronx Health Link
- Bronx REACHBronx Science Education Partnership
- Bronx-Westchester Area Health Education Center
The CDC provides ongoing professional education, including:
- monthly noon conferences
- quarterly and bi-annual nursing education seminars
- education and certification for point-of-care capillary blood sugar monitoring
- instruction on continuous insulin infusion therapy
- multidisciplinary weekly diabetes conferences
- Diabetes Teaching Clinic journal club
- training for students from the Yale Nurse Practitioner Program and nutrition students from New York University
- a “Training the Trainees” project, teaching health care providers how to implement a curriculum for group instruction of type 2 diabetes patients (now being translated into Spanish in collaboration with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Washington, DC)