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

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

Dr. Henry Chen's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. He is accepting new patients. He attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Medical Center and Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Zuhair Yahya's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Yahya at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, general care, and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Yahya obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Sadiq Mandilawi's specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, general care, and metabolism. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mandilawi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda, the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Mandilawi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Persian. Dr. Mandilawi has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Konca is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended Medical University of Warsaw and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Konca (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

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

Dr. Nilem Patel's specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Before completing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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

Dr. Daryoosh Valamanesh's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Valamanesh's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Valamanesh studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Persian. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rita Pradhan specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Pomona, CA. Dr. Pradhan's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pradhan honors. Before completing her residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Dr. Pradhan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Pradhan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Airani Sathananthan specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Pomona, CA and Rancho Cucamonga, CA. In Dr. Sathananthan's practice, Dr. Sathananthan focuses on diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Sathananthan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Sathananthan has an open panel. Dr. Sathananthan attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete Dr. Sathananthan's residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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

Dr. Nam Lee works as an acupuncturist in Costa Mesa, CA, Newport Beach, CA, and Fontana, CA. Her clinical interests include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Dr. Lee accepts 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.
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