Diabetes

Community Health Day is a time when Morristown Medical Center joins with the faith-based community and other local organizations in a celebration of wellness and family fun. Now in its 24th year, the event will feature free health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, HIV, oral cancer and more. We’ll also have live music, raffle prizes, Zumba demonstrations and children’s activities, among other entertainment. Community Health Day, which is funded by the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, takes place on Saturday, September 7 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Headquarters Plaza Complex, located at 2 Speedwell Avenue in Morristown, NJ. If you would like to join a walkathon to the event, please arrive at 8:00am at Goryeb Children’s Hospital (Franklin Street entrance).

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 Self-Management Education Programs
The Adult Diabetes Education Center at Morristown Medical Center offers programs to help patients manage their blood sugar. Assessments are provided to determine if group or individual education sessions are appropriate. Participation requires a written prescription from a physician; please contact your insurance company to confirm your benefit eligibility. Programs include:
 
  • Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Education
  • Understanding Type 1 Diabetes
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Insulin Pump Evaluation and Options
  • Medical Nutrition Individual Counseling and Group Education
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Pre-diabetes 
Individual, group, weekday and Saturday classes are available.
Adult Diabetes Education Center, Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Suite 340, Morristown NJ
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 973-971-5524.


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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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