Diabetes Management / Dietitian
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, with offices in Lyndhurst, Bayonne, and Clifton, New Jersey.
Our registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator is extremely knowledgeable and capable of teaching you what you need to know if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Why Managing Diabetes Is Important
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to numerous problems that can affect your whole body. When not properly managed, diabetes can damage your cardiovascular system and lead to heart attack or stroke. It can damage nerves and blood vessels throughout the body, eventually causing blindness, the loss of limbs, and life-threatening infections.
If you have diabetes, the following are critical to your ability to properly manage the disease:
- Ongoing monitoring of blood sugar levels
- Regular administration of oral medications and/or insulin
- Daily checking for cuts, callouses, or wounds on the feet
- Quick treatment when symptoms of low or high blood sugar levels appear
- Daily exercise
- Counting carbohydrates, eating healthy, and managing nutrition
- Reducing the risk of sudden spikes or drops in your blood sugar levels
Diabetes Education Resources
For more information, we recommend these diabetes education resources:
- Gestational diabetes
- Type 1 diabetes / pediatric type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes / pediatric type 2 diabetes
- Diabetic foot care
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. For example, 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 the consumption of excessive calories, a lack of physical activity, and/or genetic susceptibility to weight gain. Additionally, certain health conditions can contribute to a person’s likelihood of gaining weight – e.g., thyroid disorders, hormone imbalances, as well as the side effects of certain medications or illnesses.
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 United Medical provider will need to thoroughly discuss the potential benefits and the possible risks.
We recommended a comprehensive physical examination and body fat analysis to discover which possible treatment options are best for you.
Nutrition and Wellness Counseling
If you have diabetes or are overweight or obese, you can benefit from the medical nutrition services of our dietitians. They can help you establish realistic and healthy solutions for dieting, fitness, and overall wellness.
Our dieticians can help you come up with a care plan to address the following:
- A sensible nutritious diet
- Attention to portion control
- Advised diet for patients with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes
- Vitamins and supplements guide
- Cardiovascular exercise
- Metabolism and body fat
- Safe moderate fitness advisory for weight control and muscle building
Diabetes Management & Weight Loss Program in NJ
To find out more about our diabetes management programs, or to make an appointment with our dietitian and certified diabetes educator, call United Medical at the New Jersey office closest to you: in Lyndhurst at (201) 460-0063, in Bayonne at (201) 339-6111, or in Clifton at (973) 546-6844. You can also request an appointment now.