Diabetes

All diets rich in vegetables are not created equal. Sure, you can make the commitment to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, but a plant-based diet can be as simple as having a meatless meal once or twice a week according to Atlantic Health System nutritionists. If that still seems daunting, try preparing dishes with a smaller piece of beef or pork and larger portions of leafy greens. Experiment with different methods of cooking, such as grilling or roasting, to enhance texture and unlock flavors in fruits and vegetables you once thought unappealing. Read more and find a healthy quesadilla 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.”
 

New Vitality: Diabetes Myths and Facts
Discover the truth behind common diabetes myths and see how you can make smart choices without giving up all your favorite foods.
Thursday, August 1; 7:00pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, First Floor Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
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
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
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
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AHA News: Why Are Women With Diabetes at Greater Risk for Poor Heart Health?

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Diabetes can be a risk factor for heart disease – but for women, the condition can lead to worse outcomes than for men.

The statistics are striking: Compared to their male counterparts, women with diabetes have a twofold increased risk of heart disease. They're also more likely to have heart attacks earlier – and ones that are fatal.

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