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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doshi include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Doshi's residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kolasa is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at Medical University of Lodz. Dr. Kolasa's medical residency was performed at Saint Peter's University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kolasa's office for an appointment.

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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' medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kabis's training includes a residency program at UNC Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Kabis include high risk pregnancy, kidney stones, and lupus. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kabis takes. Dr. Kabis has received professional recognition including the following: New Jersey Monthly Top Doctors. She 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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Dr. Patel is 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Mehta attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mehta has received the distinction of 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dwivedi include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dwivedi is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Dwivedi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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 is an internist in Somerset, NJ. She is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. For her residency, Dr. Wang-Epstein trained at Jersey City Medical Center. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang-Epstein accepts. Dr. Wang-Epstein is 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency.

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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 a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Xinye Wu is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. 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.

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

Dr. Kalanie Mendis, who practices in Princeton, NJ, Trenton, NJ, and Edison, NJ, is a medical specialist in nephrology (kidney disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. For her residency, Dr. Mendis trained at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mendis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Inderjit Kainth works as a general internist. Dr. Kainth has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Aetna, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. Dr. Kainth studied medicine at 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).

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

Dr. Dvinder Kaur's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kaur obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is especially interested in diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Kaur average 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as 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 is a North Brunswick, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Naqui's areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Priti Mehta is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.