We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross near Mount Holly, NJ.

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

Dr. Stuart Shalit works as a general OB/GYN in Mount Holly, NJ, Holly, NJ, and Mansfield, NJ. Dr. Shalit's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. 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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Bruce Levine's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Levine is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Helen Gorlitsky, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
120 Madison Avenue; Suite B
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Helen Gorlitsky is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Her areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. Dr. Gorlitsky's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorlitsky accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
120 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Denniston's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Denniston's areas of expertise include the following: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Denniston is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Denniston completed a residency program at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Salerno works as a family medicine physician. These areas are among his clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Salerno is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
310 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Meltzer practices family medicine. Dr. Meltzer obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Meltzer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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.