We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Hamden, CT.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1952 Whitney Avenue; Suite 14
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Irina Rosewater is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Rosewater obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Rosewater is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Addison's Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Pituitary Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1952 Whitney Avenue; Suite 14
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Surani Fernando's specialty is adult endocrinology. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fernando is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. For her residency, Dr. Fernando trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Addison's Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1952 Whitney Avenue; Suite 14
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Kai Yang's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Yang honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yang's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Addison's Disease, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Diabetes Education, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2880 Old Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. James Martone sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Martone include diabetes, glaucoma, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Martone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Intraocular Lens Implant, Contact Lenses

Dr. Edward Glenn Rippel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Edward Rippel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Haven, CT and Hamden, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Rippel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rippel accepts. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Rippel completed his residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rippel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Hiatal Hernia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lorenzo Salvatore Galante, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2 Broadway; Suite 1
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lorenzo Galante works as a general internist. Dr. Galante (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Galante is affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Galante honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Peter Andrew Blume
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
508 Blake Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Peter Blume practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Blume is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blume takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Blume's hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Griffin Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Hammer Toe, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12 Village Street; Suite 5
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Xiaoming Hong practices general internal medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hong welcomes new patients. Dr. Hong graduated from Zhejiang University and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. Dr. Hong (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, German, and Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Holter Monitoring, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Alzheimer's Disease

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar practices general internal medicine. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Kumar is conversant in Kannada. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kumar's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue; 3rd Floor
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa sees patients in Hamden, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karkanitsa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Bradley Road; Suite 709
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. William Schreiber specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schreiber at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Schreiber completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
140 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Elman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Elman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Elman's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chustecka's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Medical University of Warsaw, she performed her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In addition to English, Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. Dr. Chustecka is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Bone Density ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12 Village Street; Suite 5
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sunita Chhabra is a general internist. For her professional training, Dr. Chhabra completed a residency program at Long Island College Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, general care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Chhabra (or staff) speaks Chinese, German, and Hindi. Dr. Chhabra is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Respiratory Infection, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, General Care

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3 Lincoln Street
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gimbel's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He honors Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Gimbel attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Gimbel completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Travel Medicine

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12 Village Street; Suite 5
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Bjorn Ringstad practices general internal medicine. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ringstad accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Ringstad is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ringstad welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry 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.