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We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Dearborn, MI.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9925 Dix Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Ali Nasser's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Nasser's areas of expertise include the following: depression, acne, and heart attack. Patient ratings for Dr. Nasser average 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nasser accepts. He graduated from King Faisal University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Nasser is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Contraception, Vascular Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Leemor Basse Rotberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
22731 Newman Street; Suite 245
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Leemor Rotberg works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rotberg include diabetes, bell's palsy, and eyelid surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rotberg honors. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Kresge Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Rotberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Allergies, Bell's Palsy, Blepharospasm, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Birthmark, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael E Somand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2799 W Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Somand's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Somand completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Somand honors McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Somand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Ankle Brachial Index, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hearing Test, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5050 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubinstein include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubinstein graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Implant Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
19353 Carlysle Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. John Sierant is a Dearborn, MI physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Sierant is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sierant completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sierant takes. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Tumor, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Eyelid Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1650 N Telegraph Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Nevena Mihailoff is a Dearborn, MI physician who specializes in family medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mihailoff trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mihailoff accepts. Dr. Mihailoff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Bulgarian, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Salil Dua, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8209 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Salil Dua's area of specialization is family medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Dua attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Dua (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Dua is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Warts, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Weight Loss, Acne, Diabetes, Allergy Testing

Nsima M Usen, MPH
Specializes in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
1628 Ford Avenue
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Nsima Usen specializes in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Usen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. He speaks Igbo and Ibibio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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All Interests: Bone Pain, Athlete's Foot, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout, Ankle Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Mohammad Fayez Khalil
Specializes in Wound Care, Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
1628 Ford Avenue
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mohammad Khalil is a reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgeon and wound care specialist. He trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Khalil's clinical interests: bone pain, arthroscopic surgery, and foot reconstruction. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalil is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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All Interests: Bone Pain, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore Benjamin Jones, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
18100 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Theodore Jones works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Dearborn, MI, Wayne, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Jones honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jones trained at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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All Interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Diabetes, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, Prenatal Diagnosis, Infections

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18101 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Lily Go specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Go is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Anxiety, Counseling Services

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8740 W Warren
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Sameer Sawalha's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Sawalha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Russian. Dr. Sawalha is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He is a graduate of Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2845 Monroe Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Robert Levy is an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Levy has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and asthma. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Levy's medical residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Levy has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Thomas Murphy Hall
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3976 Dix Road
Lincoln Park, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Hall's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He completed his residency training at Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Hall's areas of expertise include bone pain, fungal infection, and heel pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hall accepts. Dr. Hall is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bone Pain, Pain, Athlete's Foot, Fungal Infection, Ingrown Toenails, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Chris M Olenech V
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3976 Dix Road
Lincoln Park, MI
 

Dr. Chris Olenech is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Lincoln Park, MI. Dr. Olenech's areas of expertise include bone pain, fungal infection, and heel pain. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olenech accepts. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bone Pain, Pain, Athlete's Foot, Fungal Infection, Ingrown Toenails, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.