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.”

Type 2 Diabetes Support Group
Those with Type 2 diabetes and their loved ones can receive mutual support and education.
Thursday, July 25; 7:00 to 8:00pm
Adult Diabetes Education Center, Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Suite 340, Morristown NJ

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.


Type 1 and Insulin Pumpers Group
People with Type 1 diabetes and their loved ones can receive education and mutual encouragement.
Thursday, June 6; 7:00 to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center, MoTown Café
For more information, please call 973-971-5524.

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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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