How Lighthouse Guild can help you manage your diabetes

If you’re one of more than a million New Yorkers with diabetes, we’re here to help you monitor and manage the disease. We’ll take care of every aspect of your health so that you can avoid diabetes-related complications including kidney failure, heart attack and vision loss.

Among the thousands of people we have helped is Armantina Torres, who suffers from chronic health problems including diabetes and depression. Our adult day health care, behavioral health and vision rehabilitation services, integrated with diabetes care and coordinated by our managed care team allow her to lead a healthier, more productive life.

Armantina acknowledges that her attitude has improved, she has lost weight and made a lot of friends. “With the help of Lighthouse Guild, I feel much better, physically and mentally,” she says.

Services We Provide

The medical team that cares for you at our Maxine and John M. Bendheim Center for Diabetes Care at 15 West 65th Street in Manhattan includes a primary care physician, a nurse practitioner certified in diabetes education, a nutritionist and an endocrinologist who treats diabetes and other diseases involving the endocrine (or internal) glands.

At Lighthouse Guild we provide you with a comprehensive treatment approach that meets your personal needs. Included in the services people like Armantina receive are:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education: Our program, which is recognized by the American Diabetes Association, teaches you how to control your diabetes by taking your medications, monitoring your blood sugar and making important lifestyle changes like being physically active and not smoking.
  • Diabetes and Your Diet: We help you develop meal plans that show you how to enjoy a nutritious and balanced diet.
  • Diabetes Support Group: You’re not alone! When you join a group of other people who also have diabetes and other health conditions, you can talk about your day-to-day experiences, share what you’ve learned and receive support in a reassuring and friendly environment.

Overall, the best way to prevent vision loss or blindness associated with diabetes is to keep your blood sugar under control and get regular eye exams.

For early detection of eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, cataracts or glaucoma, schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year with one of our eye doctors. That way, you can maintain your vision and enjoy a healthy and full life. Call 212-769-6313.

If you have diabetes and vision loss, Lighthouse Guild’s specialized ADA-certified program team of diabetes educators, nutritionists, endocrinologist and nurse practitioner can help you manage the disease. Call 212-769-6313.