Diabetes

Firefighter Daryl R. is used to putting others first, often at the risk of his own well-being. However, when his uncontrolled diabetes resulted in a serious wound on his foot, he knew he could no longer deny there was a problem. On the advice of a fellow firefighter, he went to Overlook Wound Healing – Union Campus for expert care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Doctors there saved his foot and helped him better manage his diabetes. Read more or Daryl’s story >




Diabetes Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm or sign-up online at Atlantic Health

Know Your Numbers
Have your blood pressure measured and learn your risk for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results. Counseling and educational materials will be provided; registration is required.
 
Tuesday, August 7; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
 
Thursday, August 9; 5:00 to 7:00pm
Shoprite of Union, 2401D US Highway 22 W, Union, NJ
 
Thursday, August 16; 10:00am to Noon
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
 
Tuesday, August 21; 10:00 to 11:00am
Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
 
Tuesday, August 28; 1:00 to 3:00pm
North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ
 
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Diabetes and BMI Screenings
Learn your blood sugar and risk factors for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results and how your body fat percentage and BMI impact your health.
 
Tuesday, September 4; 5:00 to 7:00pm
Shoprite of Union, 2401D US Highway 22 W, Union, NJ
 
Tuesday, September 11; 2:00 to 4:00pm
Maplewood Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ
 
Wednesday, September 12; 10:00am to Noon
Warrenbrook Senior Center, 500 Warrenbrook Senior Center, Warren, NJ
 
Thursday, September 13; 2:00 to 4:00pm
Maplewood Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ
 
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Taking Steps to Control Diabetes
This is a self-management education course designed to help patients and their families plan meals, monitor blood sugar, prevent complications and implement healthy lifestyle habits.  Individual and group classes are available and are covered by Medicare and most major insurers.
Overlook Medical Center
For a schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5277.

Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees or call 908-598-7997.


Diabetes Articles
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Could a vaccine from the early 1900s be the key to preventing serious diabetes complications? Maybe, say researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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For many diabetics, one of the most dreaded aspects of managing their condition is the need to inject insulin multiple times a day. But Harvard researchers have discovered a way to deliver insulin in a pill, and it appears to work well -- at least in rats.

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Using an artificial pancreas can help hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes maintain good blood sugar control, a new study suggests.

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If she's fit, a woman is less likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy, a new study contends.

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New research suggests that a single blood test could confirm type 2 diabetes, saving patients time and health care costs.

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Alec Smith was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes shortly before his 24th birthday. When he turned 26, he lost his health insurance. Less than a month later, he lost his life because he couldn't afford the exorbitant price of his life-saving insulin.

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