Category Archives: Diabetes

Meet featured physician Dipak Patel

I recently sat down with Dipak Patel, DO to learn more about his background and career at CHC. Dr. Patel obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology and Nutrition from Pennsylvania State University and attended medical school at New York Institute … Continue reading

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Introducing a 10th Americorps Member!

This week we are pleased to introduce Kelly Ann! She joined CHC as an Americorps member this fall and is serving with the Diabetic Retinopathy program, but also active in other Americorps projects including Recess Rocks. Read her introduction below: … Continue reading

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Successfully Helping Patients Manage their Diabetes and Take Ownership of their Health!

The Danbury Community Health Center has implemented a new way to assist patients with managing their chronic disease and improve their overall health- Shared Medical Visits. The goal of these shared medical visits is to improve patient outcomes by empowering … Continue reading

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

As many of you know November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and the number of people effected by this disease is ever increasing in the United States and around the world. This month is intended to shed light on the daily … Continue reading

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Visit from Singapore!

Hello everyone, Happy National Candy day! Yes, another excuse to satisfy our sweet tooth cravings. 🙂 My name is Palak Shelat and I am one of the AmeriCorps members serving within the Telemedicine based Diabetic Retinopathy Program. Last Friday, November … Continue reading

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Fall Food Fest for Diabetes

On October 10, the Community Health Center participated in Diabetes Awareness Day. The first ever Fall Food Fest for Diabetes took place in Waterbury and showcased some great food that was not only tasty but healthy!! (You can check out … Continue reading

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. This total – which amounts to 8.3% of our country’s population – is one that only continues to rise.  Seventy nine million more Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk of being diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Paula Leibovitz Elected to Serve on the Commission on Dietetic Registration

CHC is proud to announce that Paula Leibovitz, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator working with our Obesity Intervention programs in New Britain and Meriden, was recently elected to serve on the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the … Continue reading

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Diabetes Friendly Cooking Tips and Recipes

 A guest post by Kara Ellis, MS, RD Nearly 26 million Americans are currently living with Diabetes, and the American Diabetes Association estimates that someone is diagnosed with Diabetes every 17 seconds.  Last month was Diabetes Awareness Month, so the … Continue reading

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

A guest blog post by Dr. Stefanie Nigro who is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of CT School of Pharmacy. A few weeks ago, I was visiting my family in NY and ran into my old friend Kerri. … Continue reading

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