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Excellence in Diabetes Care at Crystal Run Healthcare

At Crystal Run Healthcare, we provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art diabetes care using a team approach.  Our team of highly-skilled and full-time endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, and diabetes educators and nutritionists all work together to help patients successfully treat diabetes and prevent its complications.  Some of the services offered are group diabetes classes that are recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), group nutrition classes, and a diabetes support group.  One-on-one teaching is also readily available for those with newly diagnosed diabetes and also for patients who have had diabetes for years and are looking for updated educational material, as well as a general refresher. Additionally, we have expertise in initiating and maintaining insulin pump therapy for patients, as well as continuous glucose monitoring systems.  With all of the tools that Crystal Run Healthcare’s endocrinology department has to offer, we are improving the lives of our patients with diabetes every single day. 


What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body’s ability to process sugar. People with diabetes have difficulty producing or creating insulin, a hormone that converts sugar into energy. The result is that blood glucose levels shoot up, quickly exceeding normal limits. The two most common forms of the disease are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The former, in which the pancreas produces little to no insulin, usually develops at a young age. The latter typically develops later in life when the body no longer responds to insulin.


Signs of Diabetes

Common diabetes symptoms of both types include:

  • Hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Dry mouth
  • Itchy skin
  • Blurred vision


Diabetes Treatments

A diabetes specialist at Crystal Run Healthcare will first seek to diagnose the condition using glucose tolerance tests. If the test comes back positive, a diabetes doctor will work closely with the patient to create a treatment and management plan that suits the needs of the individual.

Crystal Run Healthcare is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for excellence in diabetes care through the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP).  For more information, click here. In addition, the practice's diabetic eye exam results have improved from 35% to 50% since the beginning of 2016 with the purchase of point-of-care retinal cameras that do not require dilation. Overall, Crystal Run Healthcare achieved above NCQA's 75th percentile performance for Hgb A1c testing, urine microalbumin testing, and diabetes control thus far in 2016.

Diabetes Management

At Crystal Run Healthcare, our Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES) provide education on a full range of topics, vital for those affected by Diabetes, as well as self-management skills for those newly diagnosed.  She sees patients for individual appointments and provides diet information based on specific medical needs as well as lifestyle considerations.

Crystal Run Healthcare offers a series of diabetes classes at no cost, which typically run through the spring and summer months.  Family and friends of patients with diabetes are also welcome to attend the event.  For a list of upcoming classes, please click here

A retinal exam is recommended once per year for patients living with diabetes. If you have diabetes, it’s important to get eye screenings regularly to check for potential complications like diabetic retinopathy. Left undiagnosed, diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision loss and potentially blindness.  In fact, the disease among adults ages 20-74, accounts for the most frequent cause of new cases of blindness in developed countries.

Diabetic retinal exams are performed in the office and results can be seen immediately when your exam is performed by an Ophthalmologist.   

RetinaVue® - A Telemedicine Approach to Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Did you know at Crystal Run you can get screened for diabetic retinopathy without having your eyes dilated? RetinaVue® uses non-invasive imaging techniques to capture pictures of the retina, and rule out negative disease. Now, you can get screened for retinal diseases without unnecessary office visits. To determine if RetinaVue® may be right for you, speak with your Crystal Run Physician at your next appointment.

Areas We Serve:

Crystal Run Healthcare is based in New York. Residents who live in or near the following cities should contact us to start receiving care from one of our specialists:

  • Goshen, NY
  • Middletown, NY
  • Monroe, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Newburgh, NY
  • Rock Hill, NY
  • Warwick, NY
  • West Nyack, NY


Diabetes Tools, Tips & Risk Assessments, American Diabetes Association:




155 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.703.6999
300 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.703.6999
855 Route 17M
Monroe, New York 10950
P: 845.615.6999
1200 Route 300
Newburgh, New York 12550
P: 845.725.0100
75 Ronald Reagan Boulevard
Warwick, New York 10990
P: 845.615.6999
61 Emerald Place
Rock Hill, New York 12775
P: 845.794.6999
2 Centerock Road
West Nyack, New York 10994
P: 845.348.1100

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