One of the biggest obstacles to eating healthy is finding time to prepare meals, but there’s a solution for busy families. It’s called “batch” or bulk cooking. Simply pre-prep ingredients to shorten future cooking times or double the size of a recipe and freeze the extra portions. Although this requires some planning and preparation up front, it not only saves time, but may also save you money in the long run. For even speedier meal prep, consider investing in a pressure cooker, which can cook frozen food without defrosting. Read more and get a recipe for pulled pork loin >

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.

Self-Management for Diabetes
Learn diabetes self-management tips. A doctor’s order is required to participate and there may be a fee for services.
  • Saturdays, November 3 and December 6; 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Newton Medical Center, Diabetes Center
    For more information or to register, please call 973-579-8341.
  • Wednesday, November 7; 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Sparta Health and Wellness Conference Room, 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
    For more information, and to register, please call 973-579-8341.
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.
  • Wednesday, November 7; 6:30pm
    Topic: Holiday Party – Celebrating Another Great Year Together
  • Wednesday, December 5; 10:00am
    Topic: “Holiday Party: Celebrating Another Great Year Together
Newton Medical Center, 175 High St, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8341.
The Path to Better Health
This four-part series is designed to help adults over age 65 better manage their chronic illness. Participants must be able to attend all meetings.
Thursdays, November 8, 15 and 29, and December 6; 10:00am to 11:30am
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

Diabetes 102: Moving on from the Basics
Learn about topics relevant to diabetes self-management, such as healthy eating, activity and medications.
Wednesday, November 14; 10:00am to Noon
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

Diabetes Articles

Common Diabetes Meds May Raise Odds for Amputation

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 -- People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study.

Researchers found that taking a diuretic raised the odds of having an amputation, or requiring an angioplasty or bypass, by 75 percent or more, compared with those not using the medicines.

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30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- 1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of U.S adults have diabetes -- 10 percent know it and more than 4 percent are undiagnosed.

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New Hormonal Link Suspected in Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Two disorders that often occur together -- type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure -- may have a common link in a hormone called aldosterone, researchers suggest.

Aldosterone has already been implicated in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). Now, a new study reports that people with higher levels of aldosterone had more than twice the odds of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers also found that the link between aldosterone and diabetes was stronger among some racial groups.

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