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Dr. Amy Sue Waronker-Silverstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
703 E. Main Street
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Amy Waronker-Silverstein specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Moorestown, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Waronker-Silverstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Waronker-Silverstein's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, polycystic kidney disease, and metabolic bone diseases. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
1617 Route 38
Mt. Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs' areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Debbs completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Debbs has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Conrad is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Conrad is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Conrad has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Teacher Of The Year Award. . Baystate Med C Tr. Springfield Ma..

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Dr. Harish M Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
110 Marter Avenue
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Sehdev is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Princeton HealthCare System. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sehdev completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sehdev takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sehdev has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriage, Blood ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
330 East Greentree Road
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Sloan Robinson's area of specialization is family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson accepts. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer M Naticchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1636 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Naticchia sees patients in Lumberton, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Marlton Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naticchia honors. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Naticchia trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
3115 Route 38
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Francis Meeteer practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meeteer honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Meeteer attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Meeteer is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Margaret Franger specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Franger include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Franger honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Franger completed a residency program at Cooper University Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nermin A Aboul-Ela, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 Young Avenue
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Nermin Lazarus practices family medicine. Dr. Lazarus's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Stuart L Shalit, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
120 Madison Avenue; Ste B; Mount
Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Stuart Shalit sees patients in Mount Holly, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Holly, NJ. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. Dr. Shalit honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Shalit attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Solitro, who practices in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Solitro performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Graves Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Jay Levine, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
120 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Bruce Levine specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Mount Holly, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Mansfield, NJ. Dr. Levine graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. His clinical interests include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Levine honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Myra Vargas' specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Vargas is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Interstitial Nephritis, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
740 Marne Highway
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Levin sees patients in Moorestown, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and headache. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin accepts. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Electrolyte Disorders, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina L Chao, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1617 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Chao is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Medford, NJ, Lumberton, NJ, and Columbus, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. On average, patients gave Dr. Chao a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1000 Salem Road; Suite B
Willingboro, NJ
 

Dr. Misa Belazi is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Belazi takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and 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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