As obesity and the incidence of type 2 diabetes grows nationwide, the treatment and prevention of diabetes have become a top public health priority. The Centers for diabetes care at NewYork-Presbyterian take an active role in using innovative treatments and educating the public on how to prevent this lifelong disease. In addition, they address a wide range of metabolic and endocrine disorders, including metabolic bone diseases, such as primary hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis, transplantation-related bone disease, and Paget's Disease.
The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is one of three Diabetes Centers of Excellence in New York State and has been cited by the American Diabetes Association for its quality care. Guided by the motto, "the care until the cure," the Center offers comprehensive multidisciplinary diabetes care, unique family-centered services, an insulin pump program, and education programs. The goal of the Center is to help patients integrate optimal diabetes management into their everyday lives. Because people with diabetes may have to see a range of health specialists, "Total Diabetes Care" at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center includes endocrinologists specializing in adult and childhood diabetes, as well as nurse educators, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists.
The Division of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia consists of a faculty devoted to patient care, teaching, basic and clinical research, and to the practice of all of the subspecialties endocrinology. In addition to the Naomi Berrie Center for Diabetes, the Division also boasts the Toni Stabile Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis and a Neuroendocrine Unit. The Neuroendocrine Unit provides a multidisciplinary evaluation of patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders, including prolactinomas, Cushing's disease, acromegaly, nonfunctioning pituitary tumors, hypopituitarism, and other pituitary and hypothalamic disorders.
The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center covers patient care, research and education. The Division also features a Diabetes Center, now in its seventh year of service, that offers a multidisciplinary team approach, with comprehensive case management and development of individualized treatment plans. The team is composed of diabetologists, a certified diabetes educator, a registered dietician, and a podiatrist. Ophthalmologists are present on site as well to provide fundoscopic exams for diabetes. The Division also offers specialty care in thyroid disease, with particular emphasis on thyroid cancer and in the prevention of kidney stone recurrence. Should surgery be necessary for the treatment of an endocrine disorder, an endocrine surgeon is on site as part of the team.