Diabetes


If the cost of food is preventing you from eating healthy, it may be time to assess your grocery shopping habits. Before you go to the store, check weekly sales fliers for coupons or find places that have loyalty programs you can join to get discounts. When shopping, look for items at the top and bottom of the shelves, since those at eye level are usually the priciest. You would also be wise to understand the unit price of food. Items that may seem more expensive at first glance may actually be cheaper in the long run when you compare the cost per pound, ounce or quart to similar products. Learn more from the U.S. Department of Agriculture >

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.

Diabetes Screenings
Learn your blood sugar and risk factors for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger-stick that provides immediate results. Registration is required.
Mondays, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

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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Researchers say new checklist can help determine when low blood sugar should keep you off the road

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Up to 40 percent experienced temporary remission, small study finds

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People who ate least amount of this protein slightly more likely to develop type 2 disease, study suggests

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Study also found a jump in heart disease and stroke odds

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Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

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