Whether you’re recently diagnosed with diabetes, trying to understand your risk, or looking to better manage your illness, CentraState has a program for you. CentraState combines evidence-based curriculum with individual support from certified diabetes educators to set you up for success. The Novo Nordisk Diabetes Center at CentraState Medical Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the national standard in diabetes education and can help you control your blood sugar and the side effects at any stage.
If you’re carrying extra pounds, have high blood pressure, or a cholesterol-heavy diet, you could be at risk for diabetes or have a condition known as prediabetes, where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Research has found that more than one in three adults has prediabetes—and about 90% don’t even know it. The good news is you can reverse its course.
CentraState’s Diabetes Prevention Program, recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gives you the tools you need to create lasting, healthy lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Our diabetes experts will help you:
- Develop a sustainable, healthier approach to eating
- Increase physical activity by participating in activities you enjoy
- Reach a healthier weight and learn strategies for weight maintenance.
The program consists of 16 weekly group sessions and monthly follow-up meetings for one year to help you stay on track. To learn when our next class starts, call 732-308-0570.
Do you know your blood sugar numbers?
Join us for a free glucose and blood pressure screening at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center.
Learning to control your diabetes with lifestyle changes can be challenging. Don’t go it alone. At CentraState, our diabetes educators can provide you with the management tools and support you need to keep your blood sugar level, feel good, and reduce future complications.
At your initial assessment, we’ll review your medical history and perform a foot exam to assess sensitivity. We will cover proper blood glucose monitoring and provide preliminary meal planning guidance. Your diabetes coach will then create a customized diabetes management program that meets your unique needs, including weight loss, meal plans, and essential resources.
Whether you have just been diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with it for years, you can take control with lasting, healthy lifestyle changes for a sustainable, healthier future.
For more information on diabetes management or to get started with an online consultation, call 732-294-2574 or complete the form below.
Diabetes Management Self-Assessment
Download and complete the diabetes management questionnaire self-assessment prior to your scheduled appointment and bring the completed form with you. For more information, please call 732-294-2574.
Our goal is to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. If you are an expectant mother with gestational diabetes, our diabetes educators will provide you with an individualized meal plan and teach you how and when to test your blood sugar. A physician referral or prescription is required to schedule this two-hour appointment.
It is recommended that you also schedule a follow-up appointment after delivery to help reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
• Being overweight
• Being over 40 years old
• Being of African-American, Latino, Native American, or Asian ethnicity
• Having a parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, or uncle who has/had diabetes
• Having delivered one child or more who weighed more than nine pounds
• Having a sedentary lifestyle
• Urinating often
• Feeling very thirsty
• Feeling very hungry—even though you are eating
• Extreme fatigue
• Blurry vision
• Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
• Weight loss—even though you are eating more (type 1)
• Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)
The hemoglobin A1C test gives an average of your blood glucose control over the past 2-3 months. While it is used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes, it is also an essential tool for evaluating how well you’re managing diabetes.
CentraState offers A1C tests in Freehold, NJ. To schedule an appointment for an A1C test, call 732-294-2574. Additional services through the diabetes center include glucose monitoring, medication management, and meal planning.
To learn more about symptoms of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes, visit the helpful links below.
Ernesto H.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 improve his health. Ernesto, 67, who has worked in the medical...Read More >
Theresa F.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 her grandson’s football game, Theresa, 66, a recent widow, developed a...Read More >
Betty and Bob
Betty and BobOld 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 health on the back burner, we began taking better care of...Read More >
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