Put a little pumpkin in your pasta. Atlantic Health System’s Chef Todd has a recipe for penne pesto that has just the right amount of seasonal flavors to please any fall gathering. As an added bonus, one of the main ingredients – roasted pumpkin puree – has a host of health benefits. It’s high in vitamin A, which supports eye health and boosts your immune system, and it’s rich in fiber, which is good for your digestive tract. Get the full 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.”

Are You at Risk for Diabetes?
Hear an overview of diabetes and why we should all pay attention to our blood sugar levels.
Tuesday, November 19; 6:00 to 7:00pm
Hopatcong Community Resource & Wellness Center
47 Hopatchung Road, Hopatcong, NJ
For more information, and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Diabetes Support Groups
Adults with diabetes can receive mutual support and education. Group discussions and guest speakers will cover a variety of topics. Pre-registration is required.

  • Topic: Diabetes and Kidney Health
    Wednesday, December 4; 10:00am
  • Topic: Holiday Party – Celebrating us and Another Year Well Done!
    Wednesday, December 11; 6:30pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8341.
Diabetes Education Classes: Self-Management for Diabetes
Learn how to monitor your blood sugar and take diabetes medications. A doctor’s order is required to participate and there may be a fee for services.
  • Saturday, November 9; 9:00am to 3:30pm
  • Thursday, December 19; 9:00am to 3:30pm

Newton Medical Center, Diabetes Center
For more information and to register, call 973-579-8341.

Diabetes Articles

You've Lost the Weight -- Now Keep It Off to Keep Diabetes at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 -- The health of people with type 2 diabetes often improves dramatically with a 5% to 10% weight loss -- but to sustain the benefits, you need to keep the weight off, new research claims.

After losing weight with a yearlong intervention, blood sugar and blood pressure levels go down and cholesterol results improve. People who kept at least 75% of that weight off for another three years retained or had even greater health benefits, the study reported.

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