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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. Jerry Drucker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
34041 Us Highway 19 N; Suite C
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Drucker is an adult endocrinologist in Palm Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Drucker is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drucker studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes residency programs at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Hans Albrecht Langschwager, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2595 Tampa Road; Suite 1c
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Hans Langschwager specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Palm Harbor, FL. His education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, trigger point injections, and toenail removal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Langschwager average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Langschwager honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Langschwager (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bosnian, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Ear Problems, Diabetes, Trigger Point Injections, Asthma, Electrocardiogram, Toenail Removal Surgery

Dr. Kathleen Louise Peditto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3251 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Countryside Iii Suite 103
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Peditto specializes in general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and shingles. Dr. Peditto accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Peditto's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Shingles

Dr. Pankajkumar Kirtikumar Joshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2595 Tampa Road; Suite D
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Pankajkumar Joshi is a general internist. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and holter monitoring. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Joshi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and then went on to complete his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Joshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Holter Monitoring, Hospital Care, Geriatric Health

Dr. Kurt Bryan Repke, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2565 Enterprise Road
Clearwater, 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. Santiago D Morales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 408
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Santiago Morales practices family medicine in Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Morales is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morales accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morales graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and State University of New York (SUNY) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Maria Del Pilar D Cekan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12780 Race Track Road; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maria Cekan sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Cekan has a special interest in diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sleep apnea. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Cekan attended medical school at the University of Murcia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cekan is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Amanda Man Wu, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4028 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Amanda Wu practices family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Wu an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Her professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She 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. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Wu attended medical school at Henan Medical University. She speaks Chinese.

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Dr. Laura Tonjes Muller, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3155 Curlew Road
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Laura Muller sees patients in Oldsmar, FL. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Muller include diabetes, laser surgery, and cornea problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Muller is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. Dana Madison Deupree, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 120
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. Reinerio Linares-Mera, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3180 Curlew Road; Unit 105
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Reinerio Linares-Mera's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Linares-Mera include diabetes, sleep apnea, and thoracentesis. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linares-Mera honors. Dr. Linares-Mera studied medicine at the University of Cauca Faculty of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Linares-Mera (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Thoracentesis, HIV/AIDS

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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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