We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Guardian near Cedar Knolls, NJ.

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8 Saddle Road; Suite 201
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Ronald Sachs is a retina specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sachs include diabetes, macular degeneration, and macular hole. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sachs studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sachs (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Vitreous ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
160 East Hanover Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Potash, who practices in Florham Park, NJ and Cedar Knolls, NJ, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Potash is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Potash's areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Potash is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Infertility, Miscarriage, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Joseph Kuchera, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
160 East Hanover Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. James Kuchera is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kuchera has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuchera include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kuchera is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Infertility, Miscarriage, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Gynecology
160 East Hanover Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Kuchera is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuchera include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Magee Women's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kuchera's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Infertility, Miscarriage, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelo Del Priore, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
290 Madison Avenue; Suite 3a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Angelo Del Priore specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Del Priore include diabetes, bunions, and sports injuries. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Del Priore takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Del Priore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bone Problems, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1259 Route 46 East; Building 3
Parsippany, NJ
 

Dr. Vilayvanh Sysounthone specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Parsippany, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, ulcers, and foot reconstruction. Amerigroup, AARP, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sysounthone accepts. Dr. Sysounthone completed her residency training at St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken. In addition to English, Dr. Sysounthone (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ibrahim A Housri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology
28 Tiffany Drive
East Hanover, NJ
 

Dr. Ibrahim Housri is a physician who specializes in adult hematology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Housri include ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Housri is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. He honors Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, Health Net, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Housri speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
77 Maple Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Manoj Trivedi is an internist in Summit, NJ and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Trivedi's clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trivedi accepts. Dr. Trivedi graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Trivedi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.
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