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Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The causes of diabetes are numerous; both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise play significant roles.
Diabetes Self-Management Program:
Students, faculty and employees at Hunter, Medgar Evers and Hostos can get the diabetes education they need, conveniently on campus. Classes are taught by certified diabetes educators who provide comprehensive strategies for controlling blood sugar, preventing complications and promoting optimal health.