Eating healthy during the summer doesn’t mean you have to skip the great outdoors in favor of the kitchen. Purchasing foods from a retailer that has online shopping and delivery will allow you to spend less time perusing the isles of the grocery store and more time at the beach or pool. Additionally, many types of summer produce taste great raw. Take advantage of this fact and you’ll be able to cut down on meal prep and avoid firing up the stove or oven on a hot day. Cold salads pair well with rice, quinoa and other grains, which can be made easily in a rice cooker. For assistance with meal plans, see Atlantic Health System’s nutrition services >

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. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

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 by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being. Learn more >

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AHA News: Why Are Women With Diabetes at Greater Risk for Poor Heart Health?

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Diabetes can be a risk factor for heart disease – but for women, the condition can lead to worse outcomes than for men.

The statistics are striking: Compared to their male counterparts, women with diabetes have a twofold increased risk of heart disease. They're also more likely to have heart attacks earlier – and ones that are fatal.

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