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Barnabus Health Medical Group in Lyndhurst, NJ

Diabetes Management / Dietician

Managing diabetes is difficult and there’s a lot to learn. That’s why we offer comprehensive diabetes education and medical nutrition services at United Medical, located in Lyndhurst, Bayonne, and Clifton, New Jersey. Rachel Albaum is a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator at United Medical. She is extremely knowledgeable and capable of teaching you what you need to know if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Important aspects of diabetes management are:

  • Self-managing and treating symptoms of low or high blood glucose
  • Monitoring blood glucose (blood sugar)
  • Administering oral medications and/or insulin
  • Counting carbohydrates, eating healthy, and managing nutrition
  • Reducing the risk of high or low blood sugar
  • Exercising daily
  • Checking for cuts, callouses, or wounds on the feet

For more information, we recommend these diabetes education resources:

Obesity and Medical Weight Loss

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on your health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breathing difficulties during sleep, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.

Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive dietary calories, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility, although a few cases are caused primarily by genes, endocrine disorders, medications, or psychiatric illness.

If you have serious health problems because of your weight, our doctors may suggest natural solutions, weight loss medication, or weight loss surgery for you. In this case, you and your doctor will need to thoroughly discuss the potential benefits and the possible risks. We recommended a regular physical examination and body fat analysis to find the options that are customized for your body and health goals.

Nutrition and Wellness Counseling

If you have diabetes or you are overweight or obese, you can benefit from the medical nutrition services of Rachel Albaum, our professional dietician. She will help you establish realistic and healthy solutions for dieting, fitness, and wellness. Your care plan will address the following:

Healthy Eating

  • A sensible nutritious diet
  • Attention to portion control
  • Advised diet for patients with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Vitamins and supplements guide

Active Lifestyle

  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Metabolism and body fat
  • Safe moderate fitness advisory for weight control and muscle building

For more information about our diabetes and weight management programs or to make an appointment with a dietician, please contact United Medical in New Jersey today. We’ll be happy to assist you in scheduling a convenient appointment in Lyndhurst, Clifton, or Bayonne.