Healthy Lifestyles, Support, and Self-Monitoring
Over 650,000 adult New Yorkers have reported having diabetes, according to the New York City Department of Health. People with diabetes are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and amputations.
AIRnyc Community Health Workers provide support, education, and referrals for patients with diabetes, in the home-setting and in the community. By encouraging self-monitoring, behavioral changes, and medication adherence, AIRnyc Community Health Workers help families manage diabetes to maintain better health and a higher quality of life.
AIRnyc follows evidence-based guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, such as the ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus, to build a customized risk-lowering plan, and lifestyle change programs, such as the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).