Diabetes

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diabetes exerciseFight Diabetes with a (Heart) Healthy Dose of Exercise

If you’ve been recently diagnosed with diabetes, you’re probably  concerned about what that means for your diet and what medications you may need to help control blood sugar. But one of the most vital parts of any healthy lifestyle, including diabetes management, is exercise. Exercise can help boost your mood and energy, and help you lose weight. It also helps lower cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure - making it great for both your diabetes, and your heart.

Learn what types of exercise you should be doing and guidelines to help you understand how exercise impacts your blood sugar.

To find a doctor or speak with a Virtua Health diabetes educator, call 888-847-8823

Diabetes Self-Management Education Classes

Invest your time with Virtua’s experienced team of diabetes educators and registered dietitians. Learn what to eat, how to manage blood sugar; and discover how activity, medications and stress management all play a role in controlling your diabetes.

Date: Offered monthly; dates and times vary
Locations:
  • Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Moorestown, 401 Young Ave., Moorestown, NJ
  • William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness,  2309 E. Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ
  • Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Washington Township, 239 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell, NJ
  • Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Camden, 1000 Atlantic Ave., Camden, NJ
Cost:
  • Billed to insurance; copay and or deductible may apply. Referral from physician is required.
Call 888-847-8823 to register.

Healthy Cooking Demo

Join chef and dietitian, Shaun Segal, for a cooking demonstration of heart-healthy recipes that are as delicious as they are nutritious.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: Virtua William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness Cafe, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: $15/person

Register online or call 888-847-8823.

Eat Well and Be Well in 2020
Plant-based Lifestyle Program provides all the tools you need. 

Are you ready to jump-start your health for 2020? This six-week program can help you progress toward a plant-based diet, and help you reduce inflammation, prevent heart disease, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol by focusing on healthy changes. Led by Virtua registered dietitian and plant-based diet expert Jessica Funchion, MS, RD, LDN, and cardiologist Steven Lederman, MD, the program includes cooking demonstrations and food tastings, as well as resources and materials. Registration required.

Date: Six consecutive Wednesdays, starting March 4
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Cherry Hill, 1 Brace Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
Cost: $199 due at time of booking (Virtua employees with Aetna benefits can submit for reimbursement after completion.)

Register online or call 888-847-8823.
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