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Diabetes Live Well Program

The Diabetes Live Well Plan at Summit Medical Group provides outstanding medical and educational services for adults with diabetes and the family members who care for them. We help our patients with diabetes manage their disease, including pregnant women. Diabetes management involves learning to control blood sugar levels through proper diet, exercise, and medication when necessary.

In addition, we offer guidance about weight loss and management, self blood glucose monitoring, and medication management. To help you achieve your health goals, we will contact and remind you when it is time for your health care appointments, including checkups for your eyes and foot care.

Summit Medical Group is certified by the American Diabetes Association.

Our Diabetes Live Well Plan Staff

Our professional, experienced staff is comprised of 3 board certified endocrinologists and a certified diabetes educator with expertise in advanced diabetes management. Each year since 2008, we have earned the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition, which recognizes excellent diabetes self-management programs nationwide.

What is diabetes?

Having diabetes means that there is too much sugar (glucose) in your blood. Your blood always has some sugar in it because your body needs it for energy. But too much glucose in the blood is not good for your health.

When you digest food, your body breaks down much of the food into glucose. Your blood carries the sugar to the cells of your body for energy. Your body uses the hormone insulin to help move the sugar from the bloodstream into the cells. Insulin is made by the pancreas. When your body does not have enough insulin, or if it has trouble using insulin, sugar cannot get into your cells. Sugar then builds up in your blood.

Having too much sugar in your blood can cause many problems. It can damage the vessels that supply blood to the organs. When blood flow is restricted, the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems increases.

Although diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, adolescents, and adults, a third of people with the disease do not know they have it. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure. With good medical care and education to help control blood sugar levels, however, you can significantly reduce your risk of long-term problems from diabetes.

Watch a short video to see how type 1 and type 2 diabetes can occur.

Watch a short video to understand more about blood sugar levels and why they are important.

Learn how blood sugar is converted into energy.

See why your A1c levels are important.

Our Diabetes Live Well Program Practitioners

Jeffrey  Bauman
Bauman, Jeffrey, MD
Endocrinology
Accepting new patients
Margaret   Eckler
Eckler, Margaret , RD, CDE
Endocrinology
Accepting new patients
Tara  Peterson\u002DGurak
Peterson-Gurak, Tara, RN
Diabetes Live Well Program
Accepting new patients
Robert L. Rosenbaum
Rosenbaum, Robert L., MD, FACP, FACE
Endocrinology
Not accepting new patients
Amy M. Toscano\u002DZukor
Toscano-Zukor, Amy M., DO, FACE
Endocrinology
Accepting new patients

Our Diabetes Live Well Program Locations

Main phone number:

908-277-8617
Berkeley Heights Campus
See Hours and Directions Berkeley Heights Campus
Bensley Pavilion, 2nd floor
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
See Hours and Directions Floor 2, Suite B
95 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
See Hours and Directions 552 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
908-654-3377
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