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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Shalit is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Shalit takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Shalit completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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

Dr. Bruce Levine works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Levine completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. His areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). The average patient rating for Dr. Levine is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Her clinical interests include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Patient reviews placed Dr. Gorlitsky at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gorlitsky's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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

Dr. Robert Denniston practices general internal medicine. Dr. Denniston has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denniston include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Denniston attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salerno accepts. Dr. Salerno is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Salerno completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
310 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Meltzer specializes in family medicine and practices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Hainesport, NJ. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Meltzer's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Patient ratings for Dr. Meltzer average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meltzer 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.