Diabetes Program

Diabetes Care & Education

Bassett Healthcare Network offers care and management for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes for adolescents and adults. Our board-certified endocrinologists are supported by certified diabetes educators, nurses, and dietitians. Our specialists provide care for the prevention and management of:

  • Type 1 diabetes – a chronic condition, not caused by lifestyle or diet, in which your pancreas produces little or no insulin
  • Type 2 diabetes – a condition when your body’s blood glucose levels rise higher than normal. It is the most common form of diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes – a condition during pregnancy when your blood glucose levels are high

Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of complications.

Diabetes Symptoms

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating
  • Slow healing cuts and bruises 
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2) 
  • Urinating often
  • Weight-loss – even though you are eating more (type 1)

Diabetes Management Classes

Our specialists provide individualized care for your diabetes through blood glucose management, lipid and blood pressure management, education, regular checks for cuts, scrapes, and bruises, and coordination with your primary care practitioner.

We offer diabetes education programs and self-management training for diabetes through:

  • One-on-one visits with a Certified Diabetes Nurse Education
  • Living Well with Diabetes – a 7-week course that meets twice a year
  • Living Well Diabetes Prevention – a program directed for patients with pre-diabetes
  • Diabetes support group (3rd Monday of the month at O’Conner Hospital, 1st floor conference room at 10 am)

Our program follows the American Association of Diabetes Educators, also known as the AADE, recognition guidelines. The AADE Guidelines for Practice of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training are being nationally recognized.

Manage Your Diabetes

Our diabetes management programs are offered at many of our primary care locations across the region. To find a class near you, call your primary care practitioner or 1-800-BASSETT.

Bassett Healthcare Network delivers endocrinology services in Central New York, including in Herkimer, Delhi, Oneonta, Cobleskill, and Cooperstown.


Bassett Medical Center

1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326-1394

(607) 547-3456
Bassett Medical Center