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

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

Dr. Catherine Minter's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Minter include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Minter is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Abington Memorial 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Digiovanni is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso is a family practice physician. Dr. Tomasso is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. She is affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. Dr. Tomasso is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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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 practices adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Varallo trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Varallo honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a family practitioner in Sewell, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levin include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Levin studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Levin a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin accepts. He is open to new patients.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richichi include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Richichi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Richichi attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Gibbsboro, NJ and Sewell, NJ. His areas of expertise include warts, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. After attending UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Amato completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Glendora, NJ. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Blank performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Chen specializes in family medicine. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at Virtua Voorhees. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Chen's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain is an internist. Dr. Jain's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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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