Diabetes

By January 2020, consumers will see a different nutrition label on foods when the FDA’s new rules take effect for most packaged foods. In addition to larger type for serving sizes and calories, a new line item for “added sugar” will appear under the carbohydrate category. Added sugars include sugars that are added during processing as well as sugars that come from concentrated fruit juice. Fruit juice concentrates are usually made from apple or white grape juice and there is nothing healthy about them. The original fruits are healthy, but when you strip them of water, fiber and nutrients, the remaining fruit juice concentrate is nothing more than a healthier sounding form of sugar. See a side-by-side comparison of the old and new labels >

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.”

Know Your Numbers
Learn the meaning of the systolic and diastolic values of blood pressure and take a non-fasting blood sugar test that offers results in seconds. We’ll also discuss common risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, as well as how to reduce them and take control of your health.


 
  • Monday, December 9; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Garwood, 563 North Avenue East, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, December 10; 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, December 11; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center, 4th Floor Cafeteria

     
  • Thursday, December 12; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, December 17; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood City Hall, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ

     
  • Thursday, December 19; Noon to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Union, 2401D, US-22, Union, NJ 
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.

Body Mass Index, Body Fat Analysis and Glucose Screenings
Learn if you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes with a BMI and body fat analysis and a non-fasting finger stick that provides immediate blood sugar results. Individual counseling and educational materials will be available.
 
  • Tuesday, January 7; 11:00 am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
     
  • Wednesday, January 8; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vito Gallo, 12 Chestnut Street, Summit, NJ
     
  • Thursday, January 9; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
 
  • Monday, January 13; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Garwood, 563 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ
     
  • Tuesday, January 14; 10:00am to Noon
    Union Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
     
  • Wednesday, January 15; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center 4th Floor Cafeteria 
For more information or to register, please call 908-522-2842.

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.
 
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You've Lost the Weight -- Now Keep It Off to Keep Diabetes at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 -- The health of people with type 2 diabetes often improves dramatically with a 5% to 10% weight loss -- but to sustain the benefits, you need to keep the weight off, new research claims.

After losing weight with a yearlong intervention, blood sugar and blood pressure levels go down and cholesterol results improve. People who kept at least 75% of that weight off for another three years retained or had even greater health benefits, the study reported.

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