Diabetes

U.S. News & World Report recently recognized Overlook Medical Center as a best regional hospital, high performing in diabetes & endocrinology. This prestigious accolade exemplifies our commitment to providing our patients with the highest quality medical care using the latest diagnostic and treatment options available. See our full rankings or learn more about our diabetes 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. 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.

Mondays, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Tuesday, September 5; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Clark ShopRite, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

Monday, September 11; 4:00 to 6:00pm
Maplewood Farmers Market, Maplewood Municipal Parking Lot, Maplewood, NJ
(Corner or Springfield Avenue and Yale Street)

Tuesday, September 19; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Union Wellness Center, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

Tuesday, September 26; 1:00 to 3:00pm
North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ

Tuesday, October 17; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Clark ShopRite, 76 Central Avenue, Clark

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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'Stem cell educator' provided at least 4 years' benefit for some people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, study says

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Lifestyle changes can prevent full-blown disease, report says

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Surprising finding hints at potential future therapy

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Study suggests difference stems from both biological and care issues

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But supplement only seems to help a certain group of people with the disease

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Self-monitoring of blood sugar had no effect on long-term glucose levels in those not taking insulin, researchers say

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