We found 84 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Cigna near Mount Laurel, NJ.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2301 E Evesham Road; Suite 202
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Elizabeth Helfer is an adult endocrinology specialist in Voorhees, NJ. Her areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, graves disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Helfer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA HMO, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Helfer's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Graves Disease, Tumor, Diabetes Management, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
703 E. Main Street
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Amy Silverstein is a Moorestown, NJ physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Silverstein's clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, polycystic kidney disease, and metabolic bone disease. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Silverstein attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
703 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Anolik's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone disease. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Anolik accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare POS. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Anolik attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Anolik has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
100 Brick Road; Suite 108
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Rose Fair-Covely's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fair-Covely include cushing's syndrome, pituitary disorders, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Fair-Covely takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1930 Marlton Pike East
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. James Kwak practices family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwak average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwak's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He honors Great-West Healthcare, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Crozer-Keystone Health System for residency. Dr. Kwak welcomes new patients.

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

Anthony F. Napoli, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
1949 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Napoli's medical specialty is general practice and general pediatrics. Dr. Napoli's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Napoli trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Cooper University Health Care.

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

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
110 Marter Avenue
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Debbs's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2016. Dr. Debbs's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
110 Marter Avenue
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sehdev takes. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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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)

Dr. Ralph F. Costa, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine
2301 E Evesham Road; Suite 407
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Ralph Costa's medical specialty is general practice, family medicine, and preventive medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, cardiac risk reduction, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Costa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Costa attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
2301 E Evesham Road; Building 800
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Myriam Mondestin-Sorrentino works as a perinatologist and gynecologist. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French.

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

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Dr. Michael Kleinman, DO
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
750 Route 73 S; Suite 108
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Kleinman is a Marlton, NJ physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. Dr. Kleinman's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and ankle sprain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kleinman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
639 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner works as an internist in Burlington, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Delran, NJ. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Dorfner attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorfner honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Jefferson Health.

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

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2301 Evesham Road, Building 800; Suite 221
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Celeste Durnwald is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Durnwald's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Durnwald attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Summa Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2401 Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso's area of specialization is family medicine. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Tomasso's clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. Dr. Tomasso welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27 Covered Bridge Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Kimberly Rozengarten practices general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rozengarten honors. Dr. Rozengarten attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rozengarten completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
1949 Marlton Pike East
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. John Tedeschi is a pediatrician in Collingswood, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and West Collingswood, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Tedeschi's clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Cooper University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocare South Jersey Pediatrics and Cooper University Health Care.

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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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