We found 141 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Woodbridge, CT.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Building
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kevan Herold's specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Herold include diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Dr. Herold is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Herold is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypoglycemia

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
175 Sherman Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Olga Sakharova is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sakharova is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. For her residency, Dr. Sakharova trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Hyperthyroidism, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor, Hirsutism

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Reza Yavari's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Yavari is especially interested in obesity, diabetes, and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Paris Diderot University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Yavari (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
789 Howard Avenue; Dana Building, 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Robert Sherwin's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and metabolic disorders. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Sherwin attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sherwin's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hypoglycemia

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
200 Orchard Street; Suite #207
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Surani Fernando is an adult endocrinology specialist in New Haven, CT and Hamden, CT. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. For her residency, Dr. Fernando trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Fernando is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sachin Majumdar is an endocrinologist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Majumdar is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Majumdar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Hyperthyroidism, Prolactinoma, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
200 Orchard Street; Suite 207
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Irina Rosewater is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosewater is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Rosewater trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
200 Orchard Street; #207
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kai Yang is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in New Haven, CT and Hamden, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. Dr. Yang's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
200 Orchard Street; Suite 207
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Philip Goldberg is an endocrinologist in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Goldberg's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Goldberg is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Metabolic Bone Disease, Metabolic Disorders, Thyroid Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
789 Howard Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Clare Flannery works as an adult endocrinologist in New Haven, CT. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Flannery attended medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Eda Cengiz is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in New Haven, CT. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cook County Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Cengiz is conversant in Turkish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cengiz's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems, Pituitary Disorders, Gynecomastia, Hypoglycemia

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Judith Hochstadt is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hochstadt is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hochstadt is open to new patients. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Turner Syndrome

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Carpenter is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Clinical interests for Dr. Carpenter include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and thyroid problems. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Carpenter is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Susan Boulware is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. She has a special interest in disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and growth problems. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Boulware honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Boulware's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. William Tamborlane is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tamborlane include diabetes. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
55 Lock Street; Dana Building - 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Barbara Gulanski specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Gulanski is especially interested in diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and osteoporosis. Dr. Gulanski accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gulanski is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gulanski trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Gulanski is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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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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