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We found 39 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Cigna near Florham Park, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
435 South Street; 230a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Mona Walimbe's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Walimbe include diabetes, thyroid problems, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Walimbe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Caryn Beth Borger, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
205 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Caryn Borger is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Borger is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. She honors Health Net, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borger graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
1 Springfield Avenue; Suite 1a
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Huberman's medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Huberman is especially interested in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huberman is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Jajin Thomas Chon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
435 South Street; Suite 230-a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Jajin Chon practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Chon's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Chon attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Hyperhidrosis

Dr. Elkin Armando Nunez, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
435 South Street; Suite 340a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Elkin Nunez is an endocrinologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Nunez is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Nunez focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and metabolic disorders. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nunez accepts. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Tumor, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Robert J Melfi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
435 South Street; Suite 340a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Melfi practices adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Melfi include diabetes and clinical trials. Patient ratings for Dr. Melfi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melfi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Melfi is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Diabetes

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Madison Avenue; Department of Pediatric Endocrinology
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Melissa Woo is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Woo's training includes a residency program at Floating Hospital for Children. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity and diabetes. Dr. Woo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity

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Dr. Barbara I Cerame, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Barbara Cerame practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Cerame graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes and thyroid problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cerame honors. Dr. Cerame (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Marianna Nicoletta-Gentile works as an endocrinologist in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Nicoletta-Gentile include diabetes. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center for residency.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Daisy Chin is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She studied medicine at State University of New York (SUNY). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chin include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Francis Joseph Brady Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry
2 Powder Horn Drive
Convent Station, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Brady's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brady include diabetes, arthritis, and bunions. Dr. Brady's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Wounds, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Sports Injuries, Bunions, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti's specialty is general gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Simonetti's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Simonetti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Simonetti attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Linda Luisi Luisi-Purdue, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
776 Northfield Avenue; Suite 201
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Linda Luisi-Purdue practices general obstetrics & gynecology in West Orange, NJ and Verona, NJ. Dr. Luisi-Purdue attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cigna, and QualCare. Dr. Luisi-Purdue's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Ronald Sachs works as a retina specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ, and Sparta, NJ. In addition to English, Dr. Sachs (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is especially interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and macular hole. Dr. Sachs is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sachs is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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

Dr. Susan R Pitman, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Susan Pitman is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pitman include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Pitman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Pitman attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Christopher R Seymour, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Seymour's medical specialty is general gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Seymour's clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Seymour attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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.