The Diabetes Resource Coalition of Long Island is an alliance of community based organizations, agencies, businesses and health care professionals committed to identifying resources and raising diabetes awareness through the provision of information and education about the prevention and treatment of diabetes. The Coalition was formed in 1998.
Our mission is to maximize the use of community resources dedicated to the prevention, identification and treatment of diabetes on Long Island.
The Coalition offers members the opportunity to network with health care professionals interested in diabetes prevention, identification, treatment, and advocacy. The Coalition also provides a venue for professionals to share resources, and receive continuing education on recent developments in diabetes standards and care. Community residents also have opportunities to increase their knowledge of diabetes and available resources.
The Diabetes Resource Coalition of Long Island is recognized as a regional Community Coalition for Diabetes Prevention by the New York State Department of Health and has received grant funding for Coalition projects since 1999.
Creating Healthy Places in Suffolk County is a community project that is a part of a state wide initiative funded to the Family Health and Wellness Program area of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County by the New York State Department of Health. Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play contractors across the state are working to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes by making it easier to access healthier food choices and increase physical activity. In Suffolk County we are creating policy, systems and environmental changes in collaborating towns of our target communities where physical activity and healthy food is not commonplace or easy to access.
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If this has happened to you or a family member than we know you have lots of questions and a million concerns running through your head. Support and learning more about diabetes can help lead you to a comfort level, which in turn will make this diagnosis less stressful and overwhelming.
Go to www.diabetes.org for additional information on the All About Diabetes page click on Recently Diagnosed. If your search now has your head spinning with information overload, The Diabetes Resource Coalition welcomes you to call us at 631-727-7850 at x 385 and we will be pleased to help lead you to local Long Island support and diabetes education resources to assist you in the understanding and management of diabetes.
The information provided by or accessed through this website should not be used as a substitute for knowledge or advice of qualified physicians and health care providers. Our purpose is to support your search for diabetes resources and information. The Diabetes Resource Coalition of Long Island or any member thereof, either together or individually assumes no liability for the use or misuse of information presented on this website.