We found 33 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Pediatric Dental near Oldsmar, FL.

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

Dr. Jerry Drucker is a specialist in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Drucker is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone disease. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Drucker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Dr. Dana Madison Deupree, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 120
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dana Deupree is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deupree is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deupree studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

Dr. Laura Muller's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in diabetes, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser surgery. Dr. Muller is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Muller attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Muller has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Joseph Laguna is a general internist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Laguna's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He trained at Conemaugh Health System for his residency. Patients rated Dr. Laguna highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Bone Density Test, Exercise Stress Test, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Neil Shobe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Shobe specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shobe's education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Shobe include diabetes, shingles, and auto injuries. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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. Shobe takes. Dr. Shobe is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Diabetes, Shingles

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

Dr. Maria Cekan specializes in family medicine and practices in Tampa, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cekan's clinical interests include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sleep apnea. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Hans Langschwager's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Langschwager's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, trigger point injections, and toenail removal surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended National University of San Marcos and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Langschwager (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bosnian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Langschwager is affiliated with 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 works as a general internist. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and shingles. Dr. Peditto's professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She 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. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Shingles

Dr. Jonathan Andrew Mines, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
35020 Us Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Mines is a retina specialist. Dr. Mines's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mines obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. He speaks French.

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Dr. Maha Serag Lewis-Serag, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3190 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 203
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Maha Lewis-Serag is a family medicine practitioner in Clearwater, FL. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), cryotherapy, and holter monitoring. Patient ratings for Dr. Lewis-Serag average 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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. She obtained her medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Lewis-Serag is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Saleemuddin Imtyazuddin Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13618 W Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Saleem Saiyad is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Saiyad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saiyad graduated from B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Saiyad trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

Dr. Michael George Clemens, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Clemens works as a general internist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Clemens accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Clemens is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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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. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Joshi's areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and holter monitoring. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Woodhull Medical Center, Dr. Joshi attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school. Dr. Joshi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Joshi is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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 areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Wu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Wu attended Henan Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese.

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Dr. Vijay L Taunk, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2595 Tampa Road; Suite K
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Vijay Taunk practices general internal medicine in Palm Harbor, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Taunk average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Taunk 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. She trained at Harlem Hospital Center for her residency. Dr. Taunk (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Taunk is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Holter Monitoring

Dr. Santiago D Morales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 408
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Santiago Morales is a family medicine physician. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and State University of New York (SUNY) and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and cryotherapy. On average, patients gave Dr. Morales a rating of 4.5 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. Dr. Morales speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin 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.