We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Dearborn, MI.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5050 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Rubinstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubinstein's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rubinstein studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15120 Michigan Avenue; Suite A
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Ali Nasser works as an internist in Dearborn, MI. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Nasser attended King Faisal University College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include contact dermatitis, contraception (birth control), and depression. Patients gave Dr. Nasser an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Nasser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Contraception, Hypertension, Back ... (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 in West Bloomfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Her clinical interests include diabetes, bell's palsy, and eyelid surgery. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rotberg attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Rotberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Rotberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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

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

Dr. Michael Somand's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Somand's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Somand (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Somand is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Theodore Jones is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Jones is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
1650 N Telegraph Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Nevena Mihailoff works as a family practice physician. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mihailoff honors Medicare insurance.

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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 specialty is family medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Dr. Dua attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Robert Levy is a Dearborn, MI physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Levy has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8740 W Warren
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Sameer Sawalha is a Dearborn, MI physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
19353 Carlysle Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. John Sierant practices ophthalmic plastic surgery in Dearborn, MI. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sierant graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18101 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Lily Go's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Go studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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

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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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