We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Guardian near Cedar Knolls, NJ.

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Dr. James Joseph Kuchera, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
160 East Hanover Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. James Kuchera is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuchera include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kuchera is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Sarah Kelley Potash, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
160 East Hanover Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Potash is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Florham Park, NJ and Cedar Knolls, NJ. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Potash attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Potash's areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Patient ratings for Dr. Potash average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Potash's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Michael Warren Kuchera, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
160 East Hanover Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Kuchera works as a general gynecologist in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Florham Park, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuchera include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Kuchera has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuchera attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Magee Women's Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Kuchera's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8 Saddle Road; Suite 201
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Ronald Sachs works as a retina specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ, and Sparta, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sachs include diabetes, macular degeneration, and macular hole. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Sachs studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Sachs is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachs honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole

Dr. Angelo Del Priore, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
290 Madison Avenue; Suite 3a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Angelo Del Priore is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Del Priore's clinical interests include diabetes, bunions, and sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Del Priore's training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Del Priore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1259 Route 46 East; Building 3
Parsippany, NJ
 

Dr. Vilayvanh Sysounthone's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She trained at St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken for residency. Her clinical interests include foot problems, ulcers, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Sysounthone is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Anthem. Dr. Sysounthone (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital.

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Dr. Ibrahim A Housri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology
28 Tiffany Drive
East Hanover, NJ
 

Dr. Ibrahim Housri is a specialist in adult hematology. He works in East Hanover, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. His areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. He takes Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Housri graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
77 Maple Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Manoj Trivedi sees patients in Summit, NJ and Morristown, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Trivedi's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Trivedi is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trivedi accepts. Dr. Trivedi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Trivedi is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, 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.
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