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 works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Yahya is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, general care, and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Yahya is conversant in Arabic.

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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 sees patients in Chino, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Dr. Chen studied medicine at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chen completed residency programs at VA Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Chen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mandilawi is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, general care, and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda, the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Mandilawi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Persian. Dr. Mandilawi 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 sees patients in Pomona, CA, Upland, CA, and Claremont, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Konca's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Konca's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Medical University of Warsaw. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Konca (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish.

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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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Pomona, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Airani Sathananthan's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Sathananthan has indicated that Dr. Sathananthan's clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Sathananthan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Daryoosh Valamanesh's specialty is adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Valamanesh include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Valamanesh accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Valamanesh attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He speaks Persian. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Pradhan focuses on diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Pradhan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, she performed her residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Pradhan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Nam Lee is an acupuncturist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She is an in-network provider for 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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