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The Friedman Diabetes Institute

The Friedman Diabetes Institute

Friedman Diabetes InstituteDiabetes is among the most common health conditions in the United States today. Over 20 million Americans have diabetes and many of these people have yet to be diagnosed. In New York City alone, nearly one in ten adults have diabetes and it is the fifth most common cause of death.

Beth Israel Medical Center opened the Gerald J. Friedman Diabetes Institute in Spring 2007 to address the growing diabetes epidemic. In addition to supporting research on diabetes, the Friedman Diabetes Institute offers a variety of methods to help patients with diabetes manage their disease and avoid serious problems.

Our Mission

The mission of the Gerald J. Friedman Diabetes Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center is to provide the highest quality comprehensive diabetes care; to raise public awareness of the needs of people with diabetes; to conduct research in diabetes; and to provide education for people with diabetes and their families, as well as for the general public and medical professionals.

Our mission is best summarized by the acronym C A R E

  •       C are of patients
  •       A wareness of their needs
  •       R esearch into causes and mechanism of diabetes
  •       E ducation of patients, the general public, and health professionals about diabetes

The goal of these activities is to provide better management of the disease, prevent complications, and achieve optimal health.

As part of this mission, the Friedman Diabetes Institute has partnered with to develop Diabetes Still Isn't Easy, a regular blog that will discuss diet, nutrition, and condition management for Diabetes. 

Diabetes Still Isn't Easy is written by Dr. Gerald Bernstein, an endocrinologist and the Director of the Friedman Diabetes Institute, as well as two of the Insitute's resident nutritionists and diabetes educators, Megan Fendt and Lynn Polmanteer.

Read Dr. Bernstein's Bio.

Read Megan's bio.

Read Lynn's bio.