We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Horizon HMO 100/80 near Sewell, NJ.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Catherine Minter's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Minter include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Minter's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Minter graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Regional Women's Health Group (RWHG).

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1300 Black Horse Pike
Glendora, NJ
 

Dr. Benjamin Blank practices family medicine in Glendora, NJ. His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Blank obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Auto Injuries, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Joann Richichi, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Joann Richichi works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Richichi is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Richichi's training includes a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. She is professionally affiliated with Regional Women's Health Group (RWHG).

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Marianne Digiovanni is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Digiovanni is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Digiovanni is professionally affiliated with Regional Women's Health Group (RWHG).

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Amato, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Amato practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amato include warts, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Primary Care, Eating Disorders, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Blackwood, NJ. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jain include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Jain honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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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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