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

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

Dr. Mona Walimbe is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Walimbe's clinical interests: diabetes, adrenal tumor, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for her residency.

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

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

Dr. Caryn Borger sees patients in Florham Park, NJ. Her medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borger include diabetes and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Health Net, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borger accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Daniel Huberman's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huberman include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Huberman is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Huberman a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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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, who practices in Morristown, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Chon's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chon takes. Dr. Chon attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, adrenal tumor, and thyroid problems. Patients gave Dr. Nunez an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nunez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Robert Melfi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Melfi graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In his practice, Dr. Melfi focuses on diabetes and clinical trials. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melfi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Diabetes

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

Dr. Melissa Woo is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of obesity and diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Woo is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Floating Hospital for Children's residency program. 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cerame include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Cerame's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cerame (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Marianna Nicoletta-Gentile's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Nicoletta-Gentile obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nicoletta-Gentile include diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nicoletta-Gentile takes. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Daisy Chin, who practices in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Chin focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Goryeb Children's Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY).

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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 is a foot doctor in West Orange, NJ and Convent Station, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brady include diabetes, arthritis, and bunions. Dr. Brady's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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 area of specialization is general gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Simonetti is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simonetti takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Simonetti attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Pitman practices general gynecology in West Orange, NJ and Livingston, NJ. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pitman include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pre-eclampsia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Pitman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

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. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Luisi-Purdue's clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. She is in-network for AARP, Cigna, QualCare, and more. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Luisi-Purdue trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Her practice is open to 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 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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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Vitreous ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Warren Kuchera, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
140 Park Avenue; (enter "the Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, Across From The.
Florham Park, 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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All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Infertility, Miscarriage, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

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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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