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.”
 

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

Common Diabetes Test May Often Miss the Mark

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- A commonly used diabetes test may not spot the disease as well as an older test does, a new study suggests.

The researchers said the newer test -- called hemoglobin A1C -- didn't catch three-quarters of the diabetes diagnoses found by the older test -- called an oral glucose tolerance test.

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