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November is for Taking Control of Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, and for the 1 in 10 Americans diagnosed with diabetes, staying current on the latest advances is vital.
 
Healthy eating, getting more activity and, if necessary, shedding a few pounds, is great advice that benefits most adults today, but it's particularly important if you already have diabetes. Weight loss and nutrition counseling, self-management education, and insulin-pump training can help you live your healthiest life if you have diabetes, and prevent some of the more serious complications, like heart disease, stroke, amputations and blindness, down the road. 

Take control of your diabetes by making an appointment with a certified diabetes educator. Call 1-888-847-8823.

Learn How to Cook to Prevent Sugar Spikes

In this interactive cooking demonstration, you'll learn one or two new recipes as well as cooking tips to help keep your blood sugar in control while also incorporating more vegetables and lean proteins into your diet.  

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 6 - 7 pm
Location: Virtua William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness Cafe, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: $15/person

Register online or call 1-888-847-8823.

Live Well, Live Strong Diabetes Support Group

Join Virtua registered nurse and certified diabetes educator Carol Dolan to share experiences, tips and coping techniques and discover the newest advances in diabetes self-management and treatment.

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (offered monthly)
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Location: Virtua Health and Wellness Center – Moorestown, First Floor Conference Room, 401 Young Avenue, Moorestown, NJ
Cost: Free

Register online or call 1-888-847-8823.

Insulin Users Support Group

Join Suneetha Gogineni, Virtua registered nurse, certified diabetes educator and certified insulin-pump trainer, to discover the newest advances in self-management and treatment with insulin, while sharing tips, experience and coping mechanisms. 

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 (offered monthly)
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Virtua Health and Wellness Center – Moorestown, Suite 364, 401 Young Avenue, Moorestown, NJ
Cost: Free

Register online or call 1-888-847-8823.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes

New classes held monthly at Virtua Health and Wellness Center - Cherry Hill, Virtua Willingboro Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. 

Call 1-877-533-4222 to learn more.

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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