We proudly offer state of the art cardiology and primary care services with caring and friendly practitioners to the Hanover community.

Diabetes is More Common Than You May Think

Diabetes is a group of diseases identified by high blood sugar levels.  More than 25.8 million children and adults in the U.S. (8.3% of the population) have diabetes, according to the latest figures from the American Diabetes Association.  7.0 million people actually do not know they currently have diabetes.  An estimated 79 million people are prediabetic.

“Diabetes is a chronic condition that can result in a multitude of complications if improperly managed. We want to help you learn how to live well with diabetes and avoid any complications of the disease.”

Many risk factors significantly increase the chances for having diabetes including:

  • Family history: if a family member has already been diagnosed with diabetes, it is very important to find out your blood sugar status
  • Being overweight
  • Having high blood pressure 

You’ll want to schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible if any of these factors applies to you.  We will first check to see if your blood sugar is elevated and then can further discuss diabetes management.  Medications for diabetes are not the same for every person.  Even the smallest changes in diet and exercise can have a huge impact on the way we metabolize glucose.  This is a positive action  as it means we can make changes in lifestyle that can cut down the need for medication. 

How is diabetes related to cardiology?  

Being diagnosed with diabetes puts a patient at higher risk for high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, and a heart attack.  Let us help get you connected with one of our medical professionals to discuss heart health today.

Staying Heart Healthy in Hanover 

Hanover, NJ is a township of nearly 14,000 people in Morris County, just north of historic Morristown. Residents of Hanover looking for heart-healthy activities can enjoy walking or biking on the 26 mile wilderness pathway called Patriot’s Path that passes through the town. If you live in Hanover and are looking for expert Cardiology or Primary care doctors, give us a call at (973) 401-1100.

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Great demeanor, personable and genuinely cares about your health without driving the bill/costs up. Smart, has a plan for care, communicates it very well with regular check ins. Best doctor I’ve ever been to. Bravo!!

Anthony – May 28, 2020

Dr Godkar is very attentive and explain my condition and procedure in detail about treatments and process to follow. Will recommend 100%.

Eddie Pagan – Apr 13, 2020

The doctor is focused, kindly, experiential and human. A pleasure to have him in the passenger seat!

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