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We found 22 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept CIGNA Plans near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Joshua David Miller, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Miller's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Thomas Allen Wilson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Wilson is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Dr. Kimberly Sue Tafuri, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Tafuri practices pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Tafuri graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Marina Michael Charitou, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Marina Charitou, who practices in East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Charitou include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), cushing's disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Charitou obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Charitou (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Igor Kravets, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Igor Kravets works as an endocrinologist in East Setauket, NY. He speaks Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Kravets include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kravets is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Andrew Harry Lane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Lane's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Lane's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane honors. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Dr. Deirdre Cocks Eschler, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Deirdre Eschler is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Eschler (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Eschler's clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Carolyn Elizabeth Maxwell, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Carolyn Maxwell's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, vitamin D deficiency, and cushing's disease. Dr. Maxwell honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Maxwell speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Aida Consuelo Vega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Doctors East 85th Floor 2nd Floor; 234-238 East 85th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aida Vega's specialty is general internal medicine. In Dr. Vega's practice, she is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Vega is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, General Care

Dr. Vivica Dade Vollmer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 181 Belle Meade Road Suite 2
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vivica Vollmer's medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vollmer is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Vollmer performed her residency at Lancaster General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Vollmer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Dr. Jennifer Ames Kent, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Doctors East 85th Floor 2nd Floor; 234-238 East 85th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Kent works as a general internist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kent include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Kent takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kent's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, General Care

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Dr. Manal S Soliman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 181 Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Manal Soliman's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soliman graduated from Tanta University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Soliman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Soliman is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Dr. Jeanine Murphy Morelli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 181 Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeanine Morelli is a family medicine physician. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Morelli studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Morelli's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Specializes in Family Medicine
181 Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Susan Debevoise's area of specialization is family medicine. Before performing her residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Debevoise attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Debevoise's areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Dr. James Wilson Idun Bernasko, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
6 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. James Bernasko specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Bernasko include amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bernasko is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Bernasko completed a residency program at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Bernasko (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Bernasko is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 181 N. Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Gretchen Mockler sees patients in Southampton, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Her medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). Dr. Mockler is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Mockler is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.