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We found 5 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept MagnaCare near Tinton Falls, NJ.

Dr. Sunit Bipinchandra Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1029 Sycamore Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ
 

Dr. Sunit Desai is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. His medical residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Priya Sai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1029 Sycamore Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ
 

Dr. Priya Sai specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Tinton Falls, NJ and Red Bank, NJ. Before completing her residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Sai attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sai accepts. Dr. Sai is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Gautam J Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
842 Broadway
West Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Gautam Desai specializes in general internal medicine and practices in West Long Branch, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Desai obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College and performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Emphysema

Dr. Michael J Disciglio, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1300 Highway 35 S; Plaza Ii, Suites 101-103
Ocean, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Disciglio sees patients in Ocean, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. For his residency, Dr. Disciglio trained at Monmouth Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Disciglio include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Disciglio's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Barbara E Courtney, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1029 Sycamore Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ
 

Dr. Barbara Courtney is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with Barnabas Health Medical Group. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Courtney completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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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.