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Lisa M. Leontis RN, ANP-C

Adult Nurse Practitioner
Great Neck, NY

About Lisa M. Leontis RN, ANP-C

Lisa M. Leontis RN, ANP-C, is an adult nurse practitioner in NY. She completed her undergraduate education at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY, before earning her master's degree in adult primary care nursing at New York University.

Her honors include the Susan D. Hibbard Scholarship, which is awarded for a strong commitment to the advancement of diabetes research.

Articles Written by Lisa M. Leontis RN, ANP-C

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
The symptoms of type 2 diabetes (also called type 2 diabetes mellitus) develop gradually because it takes time for your body to develop insulin resistance. Learn more about symptoms in this article.
Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise
When you have type 2 diabetes, you must exercise. You probably heard that the day you were diagnosed. Learn what kinds of exercise to do and how to stick with an exercise plan so that you can better control of your diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes: Key Facts
Type 2 diabetes (also called type 2 diabetes mellitus) is more common than type 1 diabetes. Around 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National 2014 Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the US population have diabetes. Learn about the basics.
Diabetes Glossary
Diabetes comes with a whole list of new words to learn. This glossary covers the most important terms related to diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin
If your type 2 diabetes symptoms can't be controlled with diet, exercise, and oral medications, you may wish to use insulin. Learn more about your options.
Type 2 Diabetes: How to Lose Weight
When they’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, people often hear that they have to lose weight. Weight loss can help you better control your blood glucose level. Learn other benefits of weight loss and how it can help you if you have diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes Complications
With type 2 diabetes, you must control your blood glucose level if you want to avoid short- and long-term complications. Hypoglycemia, eye problems (retinopathy), nerve problems (neuropathy), kidney disease, and heart disease can all be prevented.
Type 2 Diabetes Causes
There are several causes of type 2 diabetes, including genetics and lifestyle choices. Developing type 2 is very dependent on how healthy you are: how well you eat and how physically fit you are. Learn what causes insulin resistance and type 2.
Type 2 Diabetes Facts and Tips
This list of facts and tips about type 2 diabetes provides a quick resource for you as you learn about and live with diabetes.
Combination Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Your doctor may have you take a combination medication if you have type 2 diabetes: this drug will combine multiple medications to help keep your blood glucose level under control.
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Article describes lifestyle changes, such as eating right and exercising, that can help you prevent type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors
Read up on the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes to know your risk level. Genetics, ethnicity, other health problems, and lifestyle choices can all put you more at risk for getting type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes FAQ
Get quick answers to the most common questions about type 1 diabetes.
Introduction: Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes may need to take medications to help control their blood glucose level. There are many options, and this article explains the basics of what’s available, including the newest medications.
New Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers are working on better medications to treat type 2 diabetes. Learn about some of the new medications used to control blood glucose levels and prevent diabetes-related complications.

Articles Reviewed by Lisa M. Leontis RN, ANP-C

Prediabetes
Being diagnosed with pre-diabetes doesn’t mean that you will definitely develop type 2 diabetes. Learn the treatment for pre-diabetes, and how lifestyle changes like eating better and getting exercise can help you avoid type 2.
Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise
Exercise is a vital part of controlling and treating type 1 diabetes. Staying fit and active helps you avoid long-term complications of diabetes. Learn what exercises you should do and how to develop a good exercise plan for you.

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