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We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Somerset, NJ.

Dr. Arvind K Doshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Stanworth Road
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Arvind Doshi's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. His hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Dr. Christopher Kolasa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
3546 Route 27
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Kolasa specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolasa include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Kolasa attended Medical University of Lodz for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Suzanne Mechanic Kabis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Adult Nephrology
1350 Hamilton Street
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Suzanne Kabis sees patients in Somerset, NJ. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Kabis's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, kidney stones, and lupus. The average patient rating for Dr. Kabis is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Kabis attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She has received professional recognition including the following: New Jersey Monthly Top Doctors. Dr. Kabis is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Alpesh B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
3084 Route 27; Suite 5
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel sees patients in Kendall Park, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Hillsborogh, NJ. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Ojas R Mehta, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
17 Clyde Road; Suite 101
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Ojas Mehta's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta accepts. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Mehta has received the following distinction: Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Shaunak A Dwivedi, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
17 Clyde Road; Suite 101
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Shaunak Dwivedi sees patients in Jamesburg, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dwivedi include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dwivedi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Dwivedi has received the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Christina Congxiao Wang Epstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Wang-Epstein specializes in general internal medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wang-Epstein's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Wang-Epstein graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. Her training includes a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
17 Clyde Road; Suite 101
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Kavita Ahuja works as a general internist and adult nephrologist in Monroe, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Her clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Ahuja's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Staten Island University Hospital.

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Dr. Kalanie Mendis, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
10 Forrestal Road South; Suite 100
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Kalanie Mendis' specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). Her medical residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Mendis's clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mendis is affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Cherryl L Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1445 Route 130 South
North Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Cherryl Thomas works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Thomas studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems, General Care, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Inderjit Singh Kainth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3270 Rt. 27; Suite 1300
Kendal Park, NJ
 

Dr. Inderjit Kainth is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kainth graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Kainth trained at Jefferson University Hospitals, Monmouth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His clinical interests include thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kainth at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Viant, Aetna, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
719 Route; 206 Ste 100
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Xinye Wu works as a nephrologist in Somerville, NJ and Hillsborough, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. Dr. Wu's education and training includes medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and residency at Lankenau Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Dvinder Kaur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
49 Veronica Avenue; Suite 106
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Dvinder Kaur is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kaur attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kaur's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1574 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Medhi Naqui works as an internist and nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naqui accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Naqui (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Stanworth Road
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Mehta's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.