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Patients, providers and visitors at all AtlantiCare locations won’t be able to buy regular sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on the premises as experts opt for healthier products.

More than half a million people in New Jersey are living with diabetes. The disease has been on a steady rise in the United States for years, and physicians, health officials, educators, pharmacists and manufacturers work together daily to provide people with specialized care.

David Lombrozo was never a good sleeper. "Then I started my own company, and it got worse," said the Marietta, Ga., owner of an information-technology management company. "I got to bed later, got up earlier, wasn't eating well. I gained 15 pounds, which made me snore and woke me up even more."

Question: I read so much about type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes being associated with obesity. About 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, I weigh just 98 pounds and am 5 feet tall with a small frame. My age is 80 and I'm still very active. Can you explain why I developed…

MINNEAPOLIS - Michelle Beaulieu was browsing through herbs and fresh vegetables one recent morning at the Midtown Farmers Market - one of six Minneapolis markets where shoppers can use electronic benefit cards and get a $5 Market Bucks subsidy to buy local produce.

Dear Savvy Senior: My 62-year-old husband was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. As the cook in the family, I'm interested in finding out the best diabetic foods that he should now be eating, and where I can put my hands on some good diabetic cookbooks. What can you tell me? - Diabetic Caretaker