We found 24 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Horizon Basic Plan A/50 near Mount Holly, NJ.

Dr. Chike William Obianwu, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
665 High Street
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Chike Obianwu is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include vaginal vault suspension, female incontinence, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Obianwu's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ), and Cooper University Health Care. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Breast Biopsy, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Conrad works as a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conrad include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conrad accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Teacher Of The Year Award. 1989-90. Baystate Med C; and Tr. Springfield Ma..

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

Dr. Francine Michele Siegel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
210 Ark Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Francine Siegel is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Willingboro, NJ and Mount Laurel, NJ. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Siegel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at York Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Naticchia practices family medicine in Lumberton, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naticchia include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naticchia graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Naticchia completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 General Internal Medicine
811sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner practices general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dorfner's clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dorfner trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

Dr. Elliot Suchin works as an adult nephrologist in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Suchin include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suchin honors. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Dr. David St Hulbert, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
210 Ark Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. David Hulbert is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hulbert include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Christiana Hospital for residency. Dr. Hulbert accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michael I Zalkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
210 Ark Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Zalkin practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Willingboro, NJ, Delran, NJ, and Mount Laurel, NJ. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zalkin's areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zalkin studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Zalkin trained at Cooper University Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Misa Belazi specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Willingboro, NJ. Her areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. Dr. Belazi is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Margaret Franger is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Franger graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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

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

Dr. Dorothy Min is a specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Min include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Min performed her residency at Temple University Hospital.

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

Dr. Robert Denniston is a Mount Holly, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Denniston attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Denniston trained at Grady Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Denniston takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Prasad Acharya's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Acharya include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Acharya's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Myra Vargas is an adult nephrology specialist in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Vargas's clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Vargas trained at Montefiore Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Share practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Share include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Share is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.

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

Dr. Matthew Solitro is a nephrologist. His clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Solitro completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital.

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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.