Furthermore, the division is taking on the epidemic of obesity and diabetes sweeping our nation. There is a clear need for a broad-based, versatile, creative way to focus our efforts and improve patient care of diabetes, both inpatient and outpatient. Diabetes touches every line of patient clinical practices. The division has deployed initiatives that are system-wide and site-specific, and extend seamlessly into the community. Patient self-management classes began in January 2012, and are being rolled out to the first six health system hospitals.
North Shore-LIJ Diabetes Wellness Program (1-855-36-GOALS)
As a part of the nation's third-largest nonprofit, secular healthcare system, our faculty and endocrinologists treat, prevent, and manage disease related to diabetes, pituitary disorders, and adrenal disorders. Our partnerships with specialists in other divisions and departments give us the ability to leverage skill, experience, and cutting-edge equipment, allowing us to best meet the needs of every patient.
We currently have seven full-time faculty members, three nurse practitioners, three diabetes nurse educators, two inpatient diabetes teams, and one registered dietician. Our faculty are actively engaged in the clinical areas of diabetes, thyroid disease, and metabolic bone disease and have active research projects in multiple areas. Our division is in the process of applying for Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification in Inpatient Diabetes at both North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Through the inpatient and outpatient care facilities, the division provides state-of-the-art therapeutic modalities including:
For further information please go to the NS-LIJ website