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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's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. Dr. Patel is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Shaunak Dwivedi specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Dwivedi 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 affiliated with St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kolasa's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of Lodz and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Kolasa has an open panel.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Dr. Wang-Epstein's professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Wang-Epstein attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center.

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

Dr. Arvind Doshi is a general internist in South Plainfield, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Doshi is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System, JFK Medical Center (East Florida), and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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

Dr. Inderjit Kainth works as an internist in Kendall Park, NJ, Metuchen, NJ, and Kendal Park, NJ. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Kainth's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kainth takes Viant, Aetna, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Health System, JFK Medical Center (East Florida), and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Kavita Ahuja is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahuja include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Ahuja honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaur include diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kaur is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Health System, JFK Medical Center (East Florida), and Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Kaur attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Suzanne Kabis specializes in nephrology (kidney disease) and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kabis include high risk pregnancy, kidney stones, and lupus. Dr. Kabis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at North Carolina Memorial Hospital for her residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kabis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.

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

Dr. Xinye Wu is a specialist in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Lankenau Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Health System and 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 practices nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendis include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center (East Florida), Chilton Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. For her residency, Dr. Mendis trained at Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Cherryl Thomas' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1323 State Route 27; Suite C
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Mehta's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes.

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

Dr. Mehdi Naqui sees patients in North Brunswick, NJ. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naqui honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and a graduate of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Naqui's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
125 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Ms. Catherine Albrecht's specialty is family medicine. Ms. Albrecht's clinical interests include diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and bronchitis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She 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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