We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield near Pomona, CA.

Showing 1-9 of 9
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Sadiq H Mandilawi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1234 Foothill Boulevard
La Verne, CA
 

Dr. Sadiq Mandilawi is an adult endocrinologist. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda, the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Mandilawi trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Mandilawi's clinical interests encompass diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Dr. Mandilawi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mandilawi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Persian. He is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Ewa Hanna Konca, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1866 N Orange Grove Avenue; 201
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Ewa Konca is a specialist in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Medical University of Warsaw, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Konca has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Konca (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. She is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Zuhair O Yahya, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
1334 W Covina Boulevard; 202
San Dimas, CA
 

Dr. Zuhair Yahya practices adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yahya takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yahya is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Yahya has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Hsiang-Shien Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5450 Jefferson Avenue; #2
Chino, CA
 

Dr. Hsiang-Shien Chen is a Chino, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. Dr. Chen obtained his medical school training at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Chen has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Rita Kamal Pradhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1904 N. Orange Grove
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Rita Pradhan is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Pradhan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pradhan include diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Pradhan is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Nilem Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1866 N. Orange Grove; Suite 104
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Nilem Patel specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Pomona, CA. Her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Patel studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Albany Medical Center. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Daryoosh Valamanesh, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1904 N. Orange Grove
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Daryoosh Valamanesh is a specialist in adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valamanesh's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Valamanesh graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Valamanesh has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Airani Sathananthan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 E 2nd Street; Suite 4
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Airani Sathananthan is an endocrinologist. These areas are among Dr. Sathananthan's clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Sathananthan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Before performing Dr. Sathananthan's residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Sathananthan attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Sathananthan is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Sathananthan's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Nam S Lee, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
1900 Royalty Drive; #140
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Nam Lee's specialty is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatic ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.