Diabetes

Looking for an easy way to eat healthy? Grab yourself a bowl. Many restaurants now offer a selection of bowl-based meals that are convenient and often nutritious. When ordering, look for bowls with fruits, vegetables or lean proteins as the main ingredients, while steering clear of those made up of fried chicken, cheese or other fatty options. Learn how you can create your own healthy bowls >





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, May 8; 9:00 to 11:00am
Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
 
Wednesday, May 9; 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bauer Community Center, 100 Main Street, Milburn, NJ
 
Thursday, May 10; 10:00 to Noon
Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martin Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
 
Tuesday, May 15; 10:00 to Noon
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.


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The economic downturn of a decade ago did more than shrink retirement portfolios: New research shows it also took a toll on people's health.

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidance on managing type 2 diabetes -- including relaxing the long-term blood sugar target called hemoglobin A1C.

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Working the night shift may play havoc with your blood sugar levels, a new study contends.

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In the relative short-run, weight-loss surgery helped obese people struggling with type 2 diabetes experience marked improvement in diabetes-related health issues, new research reports.

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