Lester Levine, M.D.
Medical School: University of New York, Downstate Medical Center
Residency in Medicine: Jewish Hospital
Fellowship in Medical Endocrinology: New York Medical College
Millions of people have Type 2 diabetes, but about one third don’t know it. Early detection is crucial since regular treatment can decrease the risk of complications. If you have a family history of diabetes, are overweight, have high blood pressure, or high cholesterol you should be screened for diabetes by having your blood glucose level checked.
Diabetes is a life-long condition that needs continual management to prevent serious complications involving vision, kidney function, walking, and cardiovascular problems. HbA1c level in the blood must be carefully and regularly monitored. At Old Hook Medical, patients find a team approach to diabetes management with primary care providers and specialists working hand in hand to help patients control the disease.