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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Patients gave Dr. Doshi an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Doshi's residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Doshi's professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Christopher Kolasa works as a general internist and nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolasa include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kolasa is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended Medical University of Lodz for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Peter's University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kolasa takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Suzanne Kabis' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult nephrology; she sees patients in Somerset, NJ. Her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, kidney stones, and lupus. Dr. Kabis has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. She has received the following distinction: 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 is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and internist in Kendall Park, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Hillsborogh, NJ. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. He has received the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult nephrology; he sees patients in Jamesburg, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Dwivedi attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Dwivedi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.

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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 works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang-Epstein include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wang-Epstein graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang-Epstein average 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kavita Ahuja sees patients in Monroe, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahuja include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Ahuja attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Kalanie Mendis is a medical specialist in nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendis accepts. Dr. Mendis's training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mendis's professional affiliations include 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 is a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kainth include thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. Dr. Kainth takes Viant, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Monmouth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Kainth's professional affiliations include 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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. Before completing her residency at Lankenau Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Wu attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Wu is professionally 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 an internist in Somerset, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaur at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology and practices in North Brunswick, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naqui honors. He attended Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and then went on to complete 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 practices general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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.