Why South Asians?
South Asians are the largest and fastest growing ethnic diaspora in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. Given the genetics, lifestyle, and immigration-specific trends of South Asians, chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease have become epidemics in this community. SKN South Asian Diabetes Center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital aims to provide a comprehensive care center that caters to the needs of all South Asians.
The SKN South Asian Diabetes Center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is a collaborative effort between the SKN Foundation, a local non-profit serving South Asians in the Central Jersey area, and Saint Peter’s University Hospital, This first-of-its-kind one-stop resource center for all South Asians whose lives are affected by diabetes. Located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the heart of Middlesex County, was established to serve the growing South Asian population of the NY-NJ metropolitan area. Along with free monthly early detection screenings and education events, the center also provides access to the Saint Peter’s University Healthcare System’s award-winning, multidisciplinary care for patients with any ability to pay. With SKN’s decade-long history of understanding and serving the South Asian population’s needs and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System’s track record of providing expert, valuable care to the most vulnerable, the SKN South Asian Diabetes Center has experience and expertise working with the South Asian community at every level. We know that managing diabetes is a team effort, and are committed to walking with you and your family towards a healthier life.