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 in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ, and Sparta, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and macular hole. The average patient rating for Dr. Sachs is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sachs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

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

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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 Obstetrics & Gynecology
160 East Hanover Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. James Kuchera practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Cedar Knolls, NJ and Florham Park, NJ. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kuchera's areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Kuchera has an open panel.

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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 Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
290 Madison Avenue; Suite 3a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Angelo Delpriore practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, bunions, and sports injuries. Dr. Delpriore accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Delpriore (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Delpriore's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
160 East Hanover Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Potash's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Potash is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Potash attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. She welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Vilayvanh Sysounthone's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sysounthone include foot problems, ulcers, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Sysounthone accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Anthem. Her training includes a residency program 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Adult Hematology
28 Tiffany Drive
East Hanover, NJ
 

Dr. Ibrahim Housri is an adult hematology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Housri include ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Housri accepts Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Housri speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Vascular Disease, Colon ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
77 Maple Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Manoj Trivedi practices general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Trivedi include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Trivedi is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Trivedi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Trivedi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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