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Patricia Larsen is an Exercise Physiologist at North Shore University Hospital located in Manhasset, New York. She works for the Department of Pediatrics, where she devotes her time to the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Endocrinology and Gasteroenterology. In the Division of Endocrinology, she devotes a good portion of her time to the Pediatric Diabetes Education Center (PDEC). She is responsible for assessing patients with diabetes, including children, adolescents and young adults. She writes exercise prescriptions and educates children, adolescents, young adults and their family members about the exercise component of diabetes management.

Patricia received her undergraduate degree at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, in Physical Education, as well as her Master's Degree in Human Performance/Excercise Physiology. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Certified Exercise Test Technologist. She is also an active participant in the Long Island Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, where she lectures on the topic of Diabetes and Exercise.

Patricia loves spending her free time running, cycling, playing tennis, windsurfing, and ice boarding. She believes that staying physically active is important to staying healthy.

She can be reached via e-mail at

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