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A Fresh Look at Healthy Living: Program Support and Motivated Mindset Reverse Woman’s Prediabetes

By |2021-03-25T01:41:57-04:00November 15th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Like many others struggling with prediabetes, Claire Gallagher, 66, had tried everything to lose weight and get healthier. Encouraged by her nurse practitioner, she enrolled in CentraState’s Diabetes Prevention Program. After a year of education, support, and sustainable lifestyle changes, Claire lost more than 45 pounds and gained a [...]

Could You Have Prediabetes?

By |2021-04-13T12:59:34-04:00October 11th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

When it comes to fighting diabetes, knowledge is the best medicine. That’s because more than 84 percent of people at risk of developing diabetes, a condition known as prediabetes, don’t even know it. With knowledge comes the power to prevent the illness that can lead to serious health consequences [...]

Diabetes Prevention Program Helps Freehold Resident Scale Back on Medication—and His Weight

By |2024-05-10T08:42:19-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z, Patient Stories|Tags: , |

When 2019 began, Freehold resident Ernesto Hulipas was taking medication to manage his cholesterol and blood pressure. He drank soda every day and often felt tired. When he learned that CentraState, his employer, offered a Diabetes Prevention Program, he dove right in and took advantage of the opportunity to [...]

Howell Resident Credits Wound Care Center for Saving Her Leg

By |2024-05-10T08:42:20-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Patient Stories, Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

As someone with diabetes, Theresa Falcicchio knew to track her blood sugar, take her medication, and check her feet for sores. However, it didn’t take long for a seemingly minor blister to snowball into a serious condition that threatened to take her leg. On a warm fall day at [...]

Couple Looses Nearly 200 Pounds with Bariatric Surgery

By |2024-05-10T08:42:37-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z, Patient Stories|Tags: , , , |

Old Bridge residents Betty and Bob Peterson, both 53, had spent their 35-year marriage doing virtually everything together. For many years, that included eating poorly, becoming obese, and developing significant health problems that often accompany excessive weight, including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. “After years of putting our [...]

A Team Approach Heals Thomas’s Severe Foot Wounds and Saves His Leg

By |2024-05-10T08:42:48-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Patient Stories|Tags: , , , |

Though Jersey City native Thomas Ryan, 58, had been living with diabetes for 30 years, he was faced with yet another health-related obstacle when he had to undergo amputation of four of the toes on his left foot at a hospital in Hoboken. A common side effect of diabetes, poor [...]

Woman Manages Disease Through Weight Loss and Nutrition

By |2024-05-10T08:42:50-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Patient Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Fung-Ping Siniakin was struggling with severe allergies and fibromyalgia, a debilitating syndrome that impairs the muscles and joints, when she was also diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. “I felt completely overwhelmed,” the 57-year-old Manalapan resident says. “Not only was I fighting constant fatigue, pain, and immobility from the [...]

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