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

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

Dr. Zuhair Yahya practices adult endocrinology. Patients rated Dr. Yahya highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yahya include diabetes, general care, and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Yahya is conversant in Arabic. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Henry Chen is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Before completing his residency at VA Medical Center and Methodist Hospital, Dr. Chen attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Dr. Chen's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an endocrinologist in Pomona, CA, Upland, CA, and Claremont, CA. Dr. Konca (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. After completing medical school at Medical University of Warsaw, Dr. Konca performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Konca's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Sadiq H Mandilawi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1234 Foothill Boulevard
La Verne, CA
 

Dr. Sadiq Mandilawi sees patients in La Verne, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Mandilawi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Persian. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Dr. Mandilawi attended Medical College Baroda, the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mandilawi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, General Care

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 areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

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

Dr. Airani Sathananthan is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Sathananthan's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Sathananthan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Sathananthan attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Sathananthan is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

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

Dr. Daryoosh Valamanesh's specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Valamanesh is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Valamanesh is conversant in Persian. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rita Pradhan is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Pradhan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Pradhan is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Pradhan trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Pradhan is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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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 the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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.