Diabetes - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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VA Western New York Healthcare System



VA Health Care Upstate New York offers diabetes screenings and resources for all Veterans to help manage diabetes or prediabetes.

Services Include:

  • Diabetes screenings
  • Glucose level monitoring
  • Weight management
  • Eating tips
  • Practical exercises
  • Diabetic eye care

Learn more about what diabetes is and how to take control of it. Click on the Diabetes Self-Skills booklet for more information on:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Eating healthy
  • Being active
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Medications
  • Sick day management
  • Living well with diabetes

Other resources offered by VA Western New York Healthcare System that support diabetes management are VA’s Move! Weight Management program and VA’s Telehealth program.

More helpful reading includes Three Steps to Avoid Diabetes by Dr. Carlos E. Mendez, a clinical diabetologist at the Albany Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Also see Plan Your Plate for Diabetes and the Digital Retinal Screening brochure.

Contact Info


  • Buffalo VA 3A

Contact Number(s)

  • 716-862-7343

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.