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

Dr. Joshua Miller is an adult endocrinology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Miller performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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

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

Dr. Marina Charitou is an adult endocrinology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Charitou include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), cushing's disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Charitou (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Wilson trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for his residency. Dr. Wilson (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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 is an endocrinologist in East Setauket, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Kravets speaks Russian. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Kravets attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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

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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tafuri include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Tafuri speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Deirdre Cocks Eschler, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Internist; Ufpc Smumc, Hsc Level 15, Room 60
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Deirdre Eschler's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Eschler (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eschler include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Eschler is an in-network provider 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. Andrew Harry Lane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Lane practices pediatric endocrinology in Stony Brook, NY, Patchogue, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Lane attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lane honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maxwell include diabetes, vitamin D deficiency, and cushing's disease. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Maxwell attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. She 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 works as a general internist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vega attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Vega speaks 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 works as a family practitioner. Dr. Vollmer attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Lancaster General Hospital. Her clinical interests include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vollmer honors. In addition to English, Dr. Vollmer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Vollmer is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kent include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kent's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kent attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Soliman is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Soliman is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Soliman (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. Dr. Morelli accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morelli speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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

Dr. Susan Debevoise is a family medicine physician in Southampton, NY and East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Debevoise takes. Dr. Debevoise attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Gretchen Mockler is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). She accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Mockler 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 speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Dr. Donna Fay Heinemann, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 205 N. Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Donna Heinemann is an East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Heinemann's areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, depression, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Heinemann completed a residency program at New York Hospital. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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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