Brunswick Internal Medicine Group PC -  - Internal Medicine

Inderjit Singh Kainth, MD

Internal Medicine located in Metuchen, NJ & South Brunswick, Kendall Park, NJ

Diabetes Specialist

Diabetes remains a serious health concern, not only for the condition itself, but also since it carries certain complications. Dr. Inderjit Singh Kainth of Brunswick Internal Medicine Group PC helps with diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, making it easier for you to live your day-to-day life. Contact the offices in Kendall Park and Metuchen, New Jersey today for a consultation.

Diabetes Q & A

by Inderjit Singh Kainth, MD

What’s diabetes?

Though it takes several forms, diabetes is a condition involving insulin. Think of insulin as the gatekeeper for the body’s cells. It’s insulin that allows sugar in the blood into the cells to fuel their operation. In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin, and the patient needs injections to replace what the body no longer makes. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body builds resistance to insulin. The pancreas may still make insulin, but not enough to fuel the body properly. The Type 2 diabetes patient either needs additional insulin or another drug to control how blood sugar gets processed in the body.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Initially, there may be no symptoms at all. Generally, symptoms vary by how the high blood sugar is, but patients with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes often have no symptoms until the conditions progress. Type 1 diabetes patients usually have more serious symptoms that come on much faster. Some symptoms of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst and frequent urination
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme hunger and continued weight loss even with increased food consumption
  • Fatigue, mood changes, and irritability
  • Frequent infections and sores that are slow to heal
  • Blurred vision or eyesight changes
  • Ketones are present in the urine. These indicate tissue breakdown due to lack of available insulin.

What complications does diabetes create?

Diabetes patients gradually develop long-term health complications. The longer a patient has the disease and if they do not seek to control it, the greater the risk of complications. Complications that arise from diabetes include:

  • Cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, angina, and atherosclerosis — the narrowing of blood vessels.
  • Neuropathy, or nerve damage, particularly in the feet and legs. This causes numbness, tingling, or pain.
  • Kidney damage leading to kidney disease, dialysis, or transplant.
  • Long-term eye damage, including glaucoma and cataracts.

Insurance

At Brunswick Internal Medicine Group, we care deeply about the health of every patient. If you have any questions about the insurance we accept or how we can partner with you, please call our office.

AARP
Aetna
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AmeriChoice
Amerigroup
AmeriHealth
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst
CBA Blue
Chinese Community Health Plan
Choice Care Network
Cigna
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    "Dr. Kainth was extremely down to earth and personable. His staff was very friendly and professional... I am very happy and will continue to see him. Highly recommended!"

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    "Dr. Kainth is a fabulous physician... He's always available in case of an emergency and if we need an emergency appointment for the day we call - we receive it."

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