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Mountainside Hospital Diabetes Center:

Prevention, support and self-management education

Diabetes treatment: Gain control

According to the American Diabetes Association, about 23.6 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, with about 1.6 million new cases diagnosed annually. Fortunately, modern medicine and research are providing a range of effective treatments to treat this epidemic.

This means patients who manage their condition well can greatly reduce the risks of serious complications. The key to diabetes management is arriving at a healthy balance. At Mountainside Hospital, we will help you learn to control your blood sugar levels through good nutrition, exercise, complication prevention, and, in many cases, medication management.

Our customized outpatient self-management program includes an initial personal assessment. Working closely with your referring healthcare provider, our caring staff will educate you about diabetes, home glucose monitoring, healthy nutrition, appropriate exercise, medication management, healthy coping, and problem solving.

A comprehensive approach to diabetes management

Whether the goal is to prevent or delay diabetes complications, we provide educational programs and screenings to increase awareness and enable proactive protection and treatment. Our programs and services are the right choice for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes. We’re also the right source for families in the greater Montclair area and surrounding communities in New Jersey that want to support their loved ones in the fight against one of America’s most dangerous diseases.

Nationally recognized

The Mountainside Diabetes Center has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for its Quality Self-Management Education Programs. Based on rigorous clinical reviews every four years, this award ensures that the highest standards of diabetes care and education are maintained. Our staff is committed to providing adults and children all the critical tools they will need to manage diabetes and maintain an active, fulfilling lifestyle.

Our medical director is a board-certified endocrinologist. In addition, our Certified Diabetes Educators include registered nurses and registered dietitians. We offer support groups, as well as group classes and individual counseling including topics such as:

  • Meal planning and nutritional guidance.
  • Help with self-monitoring of blood glucose.
  • Training for insulin pumps.
  • Management techniques including self-injection, problem solving, reducing risks, healthy coping.
  • Leading-edge information on breakthroughs in diabetes management.
  • Wellness and stress management.
  • Weight management.
  • Diabetes management for mothers-to-be – for women before and during pregnancy with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes.
  • Problem solving and coping skills.

Mark your calendar:

March is Diabetes Awareness Month. We offer blood glucose screening & information. In November, as part of our Community Wellness Day, we offer speakers on diabetes-related topics, educational displays and vendor displays of diabetes related products.