The Nursing Office SupportsThe Diabetes Health & Wellness Academy of N.Y.C.

Sabrina Gardner, Founder & CEO

I am a Humanitarian, founder, advocate, entrepreneur, mother, friend, author and creator. A parent of three children, one who has type 1 juvenile diabetes now for 14 years. My goal is to create the first school/academy in the United States, which will include programs that can be utilized in existing schools around the globe to help educate students on chronic disease, health and wellness. Making a difference in the lives of others and improving their overall health on a daily basis. Educating students, families, guardians and caregivers with communities in prevention, awareness and control which will induce longevity. Introducing a unique learning environment through health and education learning initiatives where students spend the vast majority of their day. Breeding support systems for the students, families, guardians and caregivers of those affected by chronic disease or looking for healthier lifestyle changes for their entire family to prevent chronic disease. To promote health and wellness awareness with prevention methods to help combat chronic disease as well as the trials and complications associated with chronic disease.

~Sabrina Gardner

About US

The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C., will be the first school/academy in the U.S. to cater to the direct needs of students and their families who struggle with diabetes and other medical health issues.   The academy is incorporated by The University of The State of New York Board of Regents and The New York State Education Department.  Sabrina Gardner, founder of the Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C., was inspired by the struggles of managing consistent daily care for her own child who has Type 1 juvenile diabetes.

The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C. envisions blended relationships between student, parents, caregivers and specialists incorporated with education on a daily basis as a solution to the challenge of consistent chronic disease management.  “Our learning environment will provide students with the support to become active participants in disease management and guardians of their own ongoing health.”

Join Us

Sabrina Gardner receives a Community Service Award from Darby Foundation (11/14/2015)
Health Fair, Smokey Park, Richmond Hill, NY(Summer,2015)
Promoting The Academy in the Community
Volunteer Teacher, Jose with Ms. Gardner
Reaching out to students at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School,(Oct,29,2014)
Reaching to students at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
Over 100 students reached in a day! (Oct,2014)
Students at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School meet and interview experts on Diabetes from The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy, Myrna D. Santos, RN (Nov.19,2014)


Eugene Kaganovich, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator

The Diabetes Challenge


Diabetes is a complex and challenging disease. More than 20 million Americans have diabetes and 41 million have pre diabetes. Many people experience limited support in managing their condition. Treating diabetes does not have to be complicated and the good news is that YOU can be in control. Simple changes in diet and physical activity can significantly reduce the effects of diabetes in your body.The wellness for diabetes program is unique. This program is based on online communication via Skype or email. The purpose is to put you in control through education and professional guidance. We are here to answer any question you may have regarding glucose control, diet, exercise, holistic options, medication management and even insulin pumps issues.


Your doctor usually focuses on blood glucose control. Wellness for Diabetics looks at individualized comprehensive analysis of your condition and develops a healthy program to target your specific needs. This is the first professional wellness program developed for diabetics by professional who has lived with diabetes since childhood. We understand your needs and are ready to help.

Our Organizational Model

Shared Mission, Shared Governance, Shared Resources


I   Review of Overview

II  Designing the website

III Building Organizational Structure

IV Establishing Partnerships & Collaboration

V  2018 Strategic Planning on:

  1. Programs & Services
  2. Sustainability & Fundraising
"How may we help you".


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