Hi there. I'm Jacquie. I used to live in Towaco, NJ (I hear you saying, "where?"...it's very near Parsippany). I now live in Arizona, but I wanted to respond to your query.
I would highly recommend Dr. Samuel Dower. He works out of St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. He's very mellow...but he's a great doctor with a very realistic approach to diabetes. Not to say he doesn't want his patients to strive to be as healthy as possible...actually I think he feels very involved in his patients' successes and failures.
I don't know what insurance he takes these days. He used to be part of a larger practice, but out of principle he and another doctor split from that practice. I got the sense that he became tired of being lowballed by insurance companies and having to see too many patients in a day to make the money that he felt he was worth. And I think his instinct was correct. Considering that he was out of network for my insurance, and I gladly paid out of pocket to see him. He's excellent.
His number is 973-322-7204. Good luck. Let me know if you decide to make an appointment with him!