We found 10 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Horizon HMO 100/80 near Sewell, NJ.

Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury Heights, 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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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
300 Medical Center Drive
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gerardo Varallo's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Varallo include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varallo takes. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford's residency program. Dr. Varallo is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Acute Kidney Injury, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
468 Hurffville - Cross Keys; Road Ste.2
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Levin sees patients in Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Levin include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and psoriasis. Dr. Levin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin takes. Dr. Levin is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Rhinitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joann Richichi, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Joann Richichi's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richichi is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For her professional training, Dr. Richichi completed a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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

Dr. Christopher Amato, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Amato's medical specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Amato attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eating Disorders, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1300 Black Horse Pike
Glendora, NJ
 

Dr. Benjamin Blank's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Blank include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Blank accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Blank completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Jain's clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Catherine Minter's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Minter's clinical interests include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Minter is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Marianne Digiovanni is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Digiovanni accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for her residency.

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

Dr. Timothy Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Chen's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Chen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Virtua Voorhees.

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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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