Diabetes

Eating unhealthy meals can contribute to chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, and may even increase your risk for certain cancers. Find out if your dietary habits are helping or hurting your long-term health by taking a short health assessment. You’ll receive an explanation of your individual risks, recommended steps to reduce them and additional resources for reading. Take the quiz now >





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 System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

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, July 10; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
 
Wednesday, July 11; 10:30am to 12:30pm
Warrenbrook Senior Center, 500 Warrenbrook Senior Center, Warren
 
Thursday, July 12; 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Shoprite of Union, 2401D US Highway 22 W, Union, NJ
 
Thursday, July 19; 10:00am to 12:00pm
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, 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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Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic, but you can protect yourself with a healthier diet. And the same type of diet can help you manage diabetes if you already have it.

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Millions of U.S. seniors can now take part in a Medicare program designed to prevent prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes.

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Testing blood for a biological marker called suPAR could help better assess the risk of death among black Americans with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

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Artificial intelligence software that can detect diabetes-related damage to the retina -- called diabetic retinopathy -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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The latest tally of Americans adults affected by diabetes finds more than 23 million struggle with the blood sugar disease.

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New research shows that for people with type 1 diabetes who can no longer sense when their blood sugar levels drop too low, an islet cell transplant can dramatically improve their lives.

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