We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Somerset, NJ.

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Dr Inderjit Singh Kainth MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
17 Bridge Street
Metuchen, NJ

Dr. Inderjit Kainth's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kainth include thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. Amerigroup, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kainth honors. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Kainth completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and Monmouth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kainth (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Saint Peter's University Hospital, JFK Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Immunization, Bronchitis, Inconti ... (Read more)

Alpesh B Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3084 Route 27; Suite 5
Kendall Park, NJ

Dr. Alpesh Patel practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Stent P ... (Read more)

Christopher Kolasa MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.54 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
6 Auer Court; Suite C
East Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Christopher Kolasa specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kolasa honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical University of Lodz, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Kolasa is affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Hemod ... (Read more)

Dr Arvind K Doshi MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.89 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
906 Oak Tree Avenue; Suite J
South Plainfield, NJ

Dr. Arvind Doshi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Doshi include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey), JFK Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Doshi trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Primary Care, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Hypog ... (Read more)

Dr Dvinder Kaur MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.85 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
49 Veronica Avenue; Suite 106
Somerset, NJ

Dr. Dvinder Kaur sees patients in Somerset, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kaur's clinical interests include diabetes, primary care, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is professionally affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey), JFK Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Kaur trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaur average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaur honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Primary Care, Immunization, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr Shaunak A Dwivedi DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
17 Clyde Road
Somerset, NJ

Dr. Shaunak Dwivedi's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Dwivedi graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Dwivedi's professional affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Perit ... (Read more)

Dr Ojas Mehta DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
17 Clyde Road; Suite 101
Somerset, NJ

Dr. Ojas Mehta works as a general internist and adult nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mehta include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Mehta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Hemod ... (Read more)

Christina Congxiao WangEpstein PHD MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ

Dr. Christina Wang-Epstein's specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Peking University Health Science Center for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Wang-Epstein's clinical interests include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang-Epstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pai ... (Read more)

Mrs Kalanie Mendis MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
10 Forrestal Road South; Suite 100
Edison, NJ

Dr. Kalanie Mendis is a nephrologist in Princeton, NJ, Trenton, NJ, and Edison, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendis include diabetes, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). Dr. Mendis is professionally affiliated with JFK Hospital, Chilton Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. For her professional training, Dr. Mendis completed a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN).

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Hemod ... (Read more)

Suzanne M Kabis MD
Specializes in Nephrology, General Internal Medicine, Other
Average rating 4.01 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
1350 Hamilton Street
Somerset, NJ

Dr. Suzanne Kabis specializes in nephrology (kidney disease) and general internal medicine. Dr. Kabis has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, kidney stones, and lupus. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Before completing her residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kabis attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kabis is professionally affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Wegener's G ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
17 Clyde Road; Suite 101
Somerset, NJ

Dr. Kavita Ahuja specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology and practices in Somerset, NJ and Monroe, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahuja include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Staten Island University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Perit ... (Read more)

Dr Xinye Wu MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
719 Route; 206 Ste 100
Hillsborough, NJ

Dr. Xinye Wu specializes in adult nephrology. Before completing her residency at Lankenau Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Wu attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Wu accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. Her professional affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Perit ... (Read more)

Cherryl L Thomas MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1445 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Cherryl Thomas works as a general internist. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and primary care. Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Primary Care, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems, Elder Care, Alzheimer ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1574 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Mehdi Naqui works as a general internist and adult nephrologist in North Brunswick, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naqui include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naqui honors. Dr. Naqui attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Perit ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
906 Oak Tree Avenue; Suite H
South Plainfield, NJ

Dr. Priti Mehta's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Primary Care, Immunization, Bronc ... (Read more)

Ms Catherine J Albrecht FNP
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
125 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ

Ms. Catherine Albrecht's areas of specialization are family medicine and general internal medicine; she sees patients in Monmouth Junction, NJ, Plainsboro, NJ, and Monroe, NJ. Clinical interests for Ms. Albrecht include diabetes, primary care, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Albrecht honors. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Primary Care, Immunization, Bronchitis, Electrolyte Disorders, Sinus Problems, Weight Loss, Nutritio ... (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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