Diabetes

You wouldn’t attempt to fly a plane or operate heavy machine without the proper training, so why should managing diabetes be any different? Trust Atlantic Health System for the knowledge to confidently monitor your blood sugar and prevent complications. All of our hospitals, including Newton Medical Center, are certified by the American Diabetes Association for meeting national standards in diabetes self-management education. We expertly teach how to plan meals, count carbohydrates, take medications and use insulin pumps. Learn more >



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.”

New Vitality: Diabetes: Know Your Risk
Diabetes affects more than 25 percent of Americans age 65 or older and has been linked to heart disease and stroke. Learn the symptoms and how to reduce your risk.
Friday, May 10; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Diabetes Education Classes
Learn diabetes self-management tips. A doctor’s order is required to participate and there may be a fee for services.
Saturday, May 11 or Thursday, June 13; 9:00am to 3:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Diabetes Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8341.
 
Dinner and a Lecture: Prediabetes – Are You at Risk?
Nine out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Join us to learn about risk factors, diagnosis, healthy meal planning and Type 2 diabetes prevention tips.
Thursday, May 16; 5:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
Presenters: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, CDE and Leigh Kramer, MS, RDN, CDE
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.

 
  • Keto Diet and Low Carb Diet: Are They Really Good for You?
    Wednesday, June 5, 10:00am
    Newton Medical Center

     
  • Keto Diet and Low Carb Diet: Are They Really Good for You?
    Wednesday, June 12, 6:30pm
    Newton Medical Center

     
  • Foot Care: Put Your Best Foot Forward
    June 12, 2019; 10:30 to Noon
    Milford Health & Wellness Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8341.


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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