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We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near North Hollywood, CA.

Dr. Marc H Incerpi, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
191 S. Buena Vista Street; Suite 435
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Marc Incerpi is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Incerpi include diabetes, diabetes management, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Incerpi is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Incerpi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Incerpi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Keck School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award; CREOG Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award; and APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Incerpi is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Diabetes, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Mark Stuart Romoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Mark Romoff's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Romoff include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Romoff is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Romoff takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 225
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Glick is an adult nephrology specialist. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Glick completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glick takes. Dr. Glick is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 225
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Noha Barsoum's specialty is adult nephrology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Barsoum's areas of expertise include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Barsoum takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barsoum completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Barsoum is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Mischel practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mischel include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mischel attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Mischel is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Di Domenico practices adult nephrology in Van Nuys, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Di Domenico include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Di Domenico attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Di Domenico has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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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.