Diabetes

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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.”

 

Diabetes Education and Support Group
Diabetes patients can receive mutual education and encouragement.
  • First Thursday of every month; 10:00 to 11:00am
  • Third Wednesday of every month; 7:00 to 8:30pm
For more information, please call 973-831-5229.
 
Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 973-831-5216


Diabetes Articles

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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