Diabetes Tips

Staying Motivated With Diabetes.

Staying motivated while managing your diabetes can be tough. That’s especially true this year when getting out of the house is more difficult than usual. You don’t have to do it alone, though. To stay motivated, set goals (with a reward, of course) or enlist the help of your family. There are even online exercise classes and support groups that can help you manage your health while socially distancing. And for when the going gets tough, make a list of all the reasons why you want to manage your disease.

exercisingManaging Your Type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might ask you to make healthy food choices, exercise more, and possibly lose weight. You might also be given medicine. It’s important to take your medicine every day the way your doctor tells you to, even when you can’t tell if it’s working. The medicine is only part of your treatment, though—exercising and eating healthy food are also important. It can seem like a lot to do at first, so just focus on making one or two changes. Learn more about ways to manage your type 2 diabetes.

Snack Attack! Healthy Food Choices for People With Diabetes

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up delicious snacks! You just need to plan a bit more and understand how each kind of food affects your body. Store premeasured portions of food, keep cut-up raw vegetables in the fridge, choose filling foods (hard-boiled eggs and string cheese are great options), and make sandwiches on whole-wheat bread instead of white. This can also be a perfect time to try new foods, like zucchini pita pizzas. Learn how to make them, and discover more tips for healthy snacking.

Supporting Teens Who Have Diabetes

As kids get older, many parts of parenting become easier. But helping your child manage their diabetes might get harder as they become more independent and care more about fitting in with their friends. And normal teen behavior, like staying up late and eating at odd times, can mess with blood sugar. So what can you do? Talk with your teen to let them know you’re there for them, and so are their friends and teachers. Keep healthy food in the house. Encourage activities that keep your child and their friends moving. And make healthy living a goal of the entire family so your child doesn’t feel singled out.

COVID-19 Vaccine


We are sorry to inform you that, although we had originally planned to partner with Centennial Pharmacy Services to administer the COVID 19 vaccine shots in our office, we will be unable to
do so.

We realize that this is disappointing to many of you, as we were hoping to make it easy for our patients to obtain the vaccine. However, the Philadelphia Health Department has decided to not distribute COVID Vaccine through physician offices but to focus instead on retail pharmacies, large mega-sites, collaborative arrangements with community groups, places of worship and large hospital systems.

We recommend that you go to the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Health department websites as well as those neighborhood pharmacies to find a vaccination location near you to schedule your shot. See the links below. If you are physically unable to leave your home, call our office and we can help you arrange to have a nurse come to your home to administer the vaccine.

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

https://covid-vaccine-interest.phila.gov/?lang=en-US

Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record.

WE URGE ALL OF OUR PATIENTS TO GET THE VACCINE. If you have any concerns about the safety, effectiveness, rapidity of development or other issues regarding the COVID vaccines, please contact your primary care provider at NSIM.

Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record. Once you have been vaccinated, please follow the CDC guidelines to fully protect yourself and others. https://ww.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.fully-vaccinated.html

Please be patient. No one will be truly safe until everyone in our country who desires the vaccine has received it.  Please continue to wear your mask when outside of your home, maintain social distance, wash your hands, and follow other guidelines from the health department and CDC. Once you receive the vaccine, you will need to strictly maintain these precautions at all times until our public health officials tell us otherwise.

Wishing you good health,

The NSIM and MDVIP physicians, Nurse practitioners, and Staff

Call us (215) 440-8681  | View COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Info