Nutrition and Diabetes 

Nutrition and exercise is crucial in the management of diabetes. You and your child, if age appropriate, will meet individually with Laurie Block, our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Our CDE will develop an individualized and effective nutritional plan for your child, consistent with food preferences, medical treatment, culture, and lifestyle. The nutrition evaluation includes:

  • Computer analysis of current intake
  • Calorie and exercise guidelines to help your child achieve or maintain an ideal body weight
  • Simple carbohydrate counting methods to keep blood sugar levels in check
  • Effective strategies for healthy eating in real-world, everyday settings
  • Comprehensive approach to help your child reach his/her blood glucose goals

Food Lab

Our popular "Food Lab" is a monthly nutrition group session that uses an interactive, hands-on approach to carbohydrate counting. The Lab provides practical information while bringing children together in a peer group setting. To join a Food Lab group or for more information, contact us at 646-962-2116.

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Pediatric Diabetes Program
Helmsley Medical Building
505 E. 70th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-3442