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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 a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tafuri completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Marina Charitou's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Charitou include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), cushing's disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Charitou studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Charitou (or staff) speaks 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kravets accepts. Dr. Kravets attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He is conversant in Russian.

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

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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 works as an endocrinologist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Her areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. She is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eschler's education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Eschler (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lane include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patients gave Dr. Lane an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. 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 a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Maxwell include diabetes, vitamin D deficiency, and cushing's disease. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Maxwell is conversant in 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 an internist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vega accepts. Dr. Vega graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, she 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. 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. Dr. Kent has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kent is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Manal Soliman sees patients in Southampton, NY and East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soliman accepts. She studied medicine at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Soliman (or staff) speaks 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morelli include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Morelli speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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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 is a family practice physician in East Setauket, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Southampton, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Vollmer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Vollmer include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Before performing her residency at Lancaster General Hospital, Dr. Vollmer attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Susan Debevoise works as a family medicine practitioner in Southampton, NY and East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Debevoise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Debevoise's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Stony Brook University Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Debevoise attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Gretchen Mockler practices family medicine in Southampton, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). Dr. Mockler is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Dr. Mockler obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Family Medicine
2500 Rt; 347 Building 11 D
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Barbara Boccia's areas of specialization are legal medicine and family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boccia is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She graduated from Albany Medical College. She trained at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Boccia is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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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