City Study Shows Large Gaps in Diabetes Care: More Than 90% of New Yorkers Diagnosed Are in Danger of Heart Attack or Stroke and One in Four NYC Adults Is at High Risk of Developing Diabetes
WHO:Dr. Robin GolandCo-Director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia
Newswise — Dr. Robin Goland is available for expert commentary on a new study by the New York City Health Department, also published online in the journal Diabetes Care, finding that diabetes is underdiagnosed and undertreated in New York City. The study reports that less than 10 percent of New Yorkers with diabetes are fully controlling their disease, and more than 90 percent of them have elevated blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar -- placing them at increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and other complications. The study also links socioeconomic factors to disease prevalence. Further information is available at NYC.gov.
"This study sounds the alarm, alerting us that diabetes treatment needs to be improved in New York City," says Dr. Goland. "It is very important for patients with diabetes to get the help they need to optimally manage their diabetes and associated problems, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, in order to help prevent cardiovascular disease."
Dr. Goland leads the team of physicians and caregivers at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. She and her colleagues established the Center in July 1997. Today they care for more than 10,000 adults and children with diabetes from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The Berrie Center is one of the largest pediatric diabetes programs and one of the largest insulin pump programs in the country.
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