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.”

Diabetes Self-Management Educational Series
Learn how to live a healthy life managing diabetes with medication, monitoring, nutrition and exercise.
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18; 10:00am to Noon
Hackettstown Medical Center
For more information and to register, call 908-441-1258.
Diabetes Support Group
Those with diabetes can learn more about their condition, while sharing information and encouragement with others.
Fourth Monday of every month; 7:00pm to 8:00pm
No December Meeting
Hackettstown Medical Center, 1st Floor, West Wing Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-441-1258.
Medical Nutrition Counseling
Individual sessions are available by appointment at Hackettstown Medical Center. For more
information and to schedule an appointment, call 908-441-1258.

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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