We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Hammonton, NJ.

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Dr. Jennifer M Naticchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
425 12th Street
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Naticchia is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Naticchia attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Dr. John M Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
856 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. John Tedeschi's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tedeschi include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Tedeschi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tedeschi trained at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Tedeschi is professionally affiliated with Advocare South Jersey Pediatrics and Cooper University Health Care.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
858 S White Horse Pike; Augusta Professional Center Suite B2
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Nurkiewicz's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and athlete's foot. Dr. Nurkiewicz is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nurkiewicz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans.

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Dr. John B Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
856 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. John Tedeschi's specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tedeschi takes. Dr. Tedeschi obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Advocare South Jersey Pediatrics and Cooper University Health Care.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
41 South Route 73
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Benjamin Rosenblum's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenblum include warts, acne, and headache. Dr. Rosenblum takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for residency. Dr. Rosenblum is professionally affiliated with Advocare Atrium Pediatrics.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
856 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Reynaldo Velasco's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Velasco average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Velasco include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Velasco is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. Dr. Velasco graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Advocare Township Pediatrics.

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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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