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.”

 

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


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