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Diabetes Prevention Program

Our program helps people at high risk for type 2 diabetes make lifestyle changes to prevent the condition.

Our team of experts at NYU Langone’s Diabetes Prevention Program is dedicated to supporting you as you make lifestyle changes that can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, which is a preventable condition.

Dr. Michael Bergman Administers Blood Test

Dr. Michael Bergman administering a blood test to a patient.

People with prediabetes—a condition in which your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes—are at a slightly elevated risk for heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and other associated disorders such as sleep apnea, cognitive impairment, and diseases of the gums, kidneys, eyes, and nerves.

Dr. Michael Bergman, Clinical Nutrition Coordinator Emily Johnston, and Nurse Courtney Albert

Screening techniques, including blood tests, can help our doctors determine your risk for progressing from prediabetes to diabetes. By working with you to create a personalized lifestyle plan that includes healthy eating, weight reduction, and exercise, we can help you regulate your blood sugar levels, which may help you avoid this serious disease.

Our Doctors

Our experienced staff is skilled at working with you to create customized, nutritious eating plans and teach you the most effective exercise habits to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Our Leadership

  • Michael Bergman, MD
    Director | Endocrinology

    Dr. Bergman is dedicated to teaching his patients, as well as the public, about the importance of making lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. He has written and lectured widely on prediabetes and diabetes prevention, including as a guest editor for the journal Medical Clinics of North America and as an editor of the book Global Health Perspectives in Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention. His focus is on creating customized and affordable interventions for people at high risk for diabetes.

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  • Courtney Albert at Diabetes Prevention Program

    Courtney Albert, RN, BSN, CDE
    Registered Nurse

    Ms. Albert is passionate about helping patients identify realistic lifestyle modifications that improve their overall health. She follows a holistic approach, in which she engages with each individual person to ensure that he or she has the unique knowledge, tools, and support to achieve desired goals. She is currently studying at New York University to get her master’s degree in nursing.

  • Diana Ventimiglia at Diabetes Prevention Program

    Diana Ventimiglia, RN-BC, BSN
    Registered Nurse

    Ms. Ventimiglia is a board-certified registered nurse with a focus on providing patient teaching and reinforcing recommendations regarding diet and exercise modifications, as well as pharmacological interventions for diabetes. She works with patients in all stages of diabetes, from the prevention stage to treatment of established disease, and provides one-on-one teaching.

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Our Location

Diabetes Prevention Program

530 First Avenue
Schwartz Suite 5E
New York, NY 10016