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

Dr. Arvind Doshi sees patients in South Plainfield, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doshi include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Doshi has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Doshi is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Doshi is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Patel is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with 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 an internist and nephrologist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Kolasa is a graduate of 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Kolasa average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Kavita Ahuja practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology in Somerset, NJ and Monroe, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahuja include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahuja is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ahuja trained at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ahuja 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's specialty is general internal medicine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Kaur's clinical interests include diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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's clinical interests include thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN). Before completing his 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 attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. His hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Dr. Xinye Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
719 Route; 206 Ste 100
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Xinye Wu's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She 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. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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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 works as a general internist and adult nephrologist in Jamesburg, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Monroe, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dwivedi is professionally 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dwivedi accepts.

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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 practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology in Somerset, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Kabis include high risk pregnancy, kidney stones, and lupus. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing her residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kabis attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kabis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Dr. Wang-Epstein is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang-Epstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ojas Mehta is a general internist and adult nephrologist. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mehta's training includes a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Cherryl Thomas practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Thomas completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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

Dr. Mehdi Naqui's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. He practices in North Brunswick, NJ. His clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Naqui attended Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for residency. He is professionally 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 in South Plainfield, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Mehta is 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.
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