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 Hackettstown 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: Lifestyle Changes for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
Learn how to prevent or manage diabetes with healthier habits.
Wednesday, May 15; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Center for Healthier Living, Hackettstown Medical Arts Building
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Be in the Know About Pre-Diabetes
Learn how practical lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy and losing weight, can help prevent pre-diabetes. Available screenings and diabetes treatment options will also be discussed.
Monday, May 20; 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Center for Healthier Living, Hackettstown Medical Arts Building
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Diabetes Self-Management Educational Series
Learn how to live a healthy life managing diabetes with medication, monitoring, nutrition and exercise.
Wednesdays, June 12, 19 and 26; 10:00am to Noon
Hackettstown Medical Center
For more information and to register, call 908-979-8848.
 
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
Hackettstown Medical Center, 1st Floor, West Wing Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-979-8848.
 
Medical Nutrition Counseling
Individual sessions are available by appointment at Hackettstown Medical Center. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 908-441-1482.

 
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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