Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in America, and is frequently accompanied by both hypertension and vascular disease. All three are major contributors to heart disease and stroke – the number one and three causes of death in the U.S. – and African-Americans, Hispanics and South Asians are especially prone to developing both the diseases and dangerous complications, including loss of limbs, vision and mobility.
That’s why NuHealth created the Zaki Hossain Center for Hypertension, Diabetes & Vascular Disease at Nassau University Medical Center – to help our patients prevent, diagnose, monitor and treat these diseases as interrelated parts of a complex medical puzzle. The Center is housed on a beautifully renovated floor, specifically designed to encourage collaborative care of diabetes and related diseases.
- A multi-disciplinary team approach to the management of these interconnected diseases.
- Easy access to other medical specialties often needed to treat complications of diabetes and hypertension, including ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology, podiatry, bariatric surgery and wound management.
- Training to help patients manage their health conditions.
- Patient and public education to help diagnose and manage diabetes and prevent its complications, and public education to help Long Islanders prevent the onset of diabetes, hypertension and vascular disease by encouraging healthier living and awareness of symptoms associated with these diseases.