Diabetes

Put the autumn comfort food on hold. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy healthy meals on the barbecue. Overlook Medical Center’s Chef Todd has a recipe for orange tarragon chicken that will make your grill the envy of the neighborhood. It uses basic ingredients to prepare a tasty marinade and dressing and the total cooking time is just six to eight minutes. Get the full recipe >





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.”

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, November 5; 11:00am to 3:00pm
    ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ


  • Wednesday, November 6; Noon to 3:00pm
    Vito Gallo, 12 Chestnut Street, Summit, NJ

     
  • Thursday, November 7; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

     
  • Monday, November 11; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Garwood, 563 North Avenue East, Garwood, NJ
     
  • Tuesday, November 12; 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
     
  • Wednesday, November 13; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center, Fourth Floor Cafeteria

     
  • Thursday, November 14; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
  For more information or to register, please call 908-522-2842.

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.

 
  • Thursday, October 3; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, NJ
     
  • Tuesday, October 8; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, NJ
     
  • Wednesday, October 9; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vito Gallo, 12 Chestnut Ave, Summit, NJ


  • Monday, October 14; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Garwood, 563 North Avenue East, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, October 15; 10:00am to Noon
    Union Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, NJ
     
  • Wednesday, October 16; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center, 4th Floor Cafeteria
     
  • Thursday, October 17; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
     
  • Tuesday, October 22; 10:00 to 11:30am
    Maplewood Township City Hall, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ
     
  • Thursday, October 24; Noon to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Union, 2401D, US-22, Union, NJ
 For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.

New Vitality: Healthy Holiday Eating with Diabetes
An interactive lecture and cooking demonstration will show you how to enjoy tasty holiday meals while still managing your blood sugar.
Thursday, November 14; 10:00 to 11:30am
Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.


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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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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Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Diabetes at Bay

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 -- Turns out that the old adage -- an apple a day keeps the doctor away -- may actually be true. New research suggests that the more plant foods you eat, the lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

People who ate a mostly plant-based diet reduced their risk of diabetes by 23%, the study found.

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