Management and Education for Diabetes

Since 1985, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West's Management and Education for Diabetes Program has been helping patients to better understand diabetes and learn self-management skills to help them control the disease. The program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as one of the oldest certified education programs in New York City.

Our diabetes workshops, available in both English and Spanish, are for people with Type 2 diabetes. These educational classes explore the facts and myths of the disease, complications and risk factors, the importance of monitoring blood glucose and the interaction of food, exercise and medications. Various self-management techniques are discussed.

In addition to group classes, we offer individual sessions to help patients manage diabetes.

Experienced Staff

The program is staffed by skilled healthcare professionals, including certified diabetes educators (CDEs) and nurse practitioners who are experienced in working with diabetes patients. Our staff members include:

Dr. Ella Ares, RN, ANP-BC, DNP, DCC

Sylvaine Frances, PA, CDE (bilingual -- English and French)
Linda Haselman, RN, MA, CDE
Angela Schramm, RN, CDE

Workshop Locations

Workshops are held at various sites on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and in Harlem, as noted below. To register for a workshop or learn more about the program, please call 212-523-5585. The program works with most major health insurance plans.

UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle
36 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
T 212-523-UMPA (8672)

UMPA at Amsterdam Avenue
1090 Amsterdam Avenue at 114th Street, Suite 4C
New York, NY 10025

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Muhlenberg Auditorium

440 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10025

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Medical Group
2771 Frederick Douglass Boulevard at 147th Street
New York, NY 10039
T 212-523-UMPA (8672)

Diabetes Management Sessions

Our professionals are also available for individual diabetes management sessions at multiple locations.

Dr. Ella Ares, RN, ANP-BC, DNP, DCC
UMPA at Amsterdam Avenue
1090 Amsterdam Avenue at 114th Street, Suite 4C
New York, NY 10025 
T 212-523-UMPA (8672)

UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle
36 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
T 212-523-UMPA (8672)

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Medical Group
2771 Frederick Douglass Boulevard at 147th Street
New York, NY 10039
T 212-523-UMPA (8672)


Sylvaine Frances, PA, CDE
(bilingual -- English and French)
UMPA at Amsterdam Avenue
1090 Amsterdam Avenue at 114th Street, Suite 4C
New York, NY 10025 
T 212-523-UMPA (8672)

Mount Sinai Multispecialty Physicians
638 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024  
T 212-523-UMPA (8672)

Linda Haselman, RN, MA, CDE
UMPA at Amsterdam Avenue
1090 Amsterdam Avenue at 114th Street, Suite 4C
New York, NY 10025 
Phone: 212-961-5500

Metabolic Clinic at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
440 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-523-4490

Angela Schramm, RN, CDE
Metabolic Clinic at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
440 West 114th Street 
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-523-4490