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Dr. Ania E Janicka, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ania Janicka is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hudson, FL, Clearwater, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Janicka's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Janicka is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Janicka attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Polish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Jesus L Penabad, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jesus Penabad's specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Penabad include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Penabad speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Antonio Pinero- Pilona, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pinero-Pilona include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Pinero-Pilona is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Pinero-Pilona attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Lusiana Loman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lusiana Loman is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Loman's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Loman speaks Indonesian.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Cesar Augusto Lara, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1217 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Lara is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Lara (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and sexual dysfunction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Lara graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kurt Bryan Repke, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
646 Virginia Street; 5th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Repke's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Repke's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Repke include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Repke is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph A Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2725 Park Drive; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Laguna is a general internist in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Laguna's training includes a residency program at Conemaugh Health System. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Laguna average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Laguna speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Jaggers C Keene, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jaggers Keene is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Keene is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Keene is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Dr. Dana Madison Deupree, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite120
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dana Deupree is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Deupree has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Deupree's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Yamani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yamani works as an internist. Dr. Yamani attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diabetes. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yamani takes. Dr. Yamani (or staff) speaks Urdu and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Saleemuddin I Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2196 Main Street; Suite H
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Saleemuddin Saiyad is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Dunedin, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Saiyad include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saiyad studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. For his professional training, Dr. Saiyad completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

Dr. Jonathan Andrew Mines, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
505 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Mines is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Mines speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mines include diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Mines obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Xiomara R Ramirez Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1007 Jeffords Street; Jeffords Internal Medicine Suite 101
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Xiomara Ramirez-Ortega practices general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Julia Helena Cosma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite F
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Julia Cosma sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Cosma has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cosma takes. Dr. Cosma studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Cosma completed residency programs at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Geriatric Health, Alzheimer's Disease

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
613 S Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Carl Suchar is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Suchar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in French.

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Dr. Ali Mohamad Saifi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Saifi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Saifi is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. In addition to English, Dr. Saifi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Portuguese. Dr. Saifi is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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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