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

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

Dr. Leemor Rotberg is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, bell's palsy, and eyelid surgery. Her professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Rotberg honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rotberg's residency was performed at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Rotberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Ali Nasser works as a general internist in Dearborn, MI and Wayne, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Nasser's clinical interests: depression, acne, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending King Faisal University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Nasser speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
19353 Carlysle Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. John Sierant is an eye plastic surgeon in Dearborn, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sierant include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sierant is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sierant attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5050 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rubinstein's training includes a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubinstein include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubinstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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. Dr. Somand is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include diabetes, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Somand (or staff) is conversant in 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 Family Medicine
1650 N Telegraph Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Nevena Mihailoff's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Mihailoff has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mihailoff completed her residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Mihailoff (or staff) speaks Romanian, Bulgarian, and French.

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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. Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Dua attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dua is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dua (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Dua is 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

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

Dr. Theodore Jones specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Dearborn, MI, Wayne, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Jones attended Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Nsima Usen's area of specialization is reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Usen include bone pain, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Usen's training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Usen is conversant in 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's specialties are wound care and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. He practices in Southfield, MI, Wyandotte, MI, and Oak Park, MI. Dr. Khalil is conversant in Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, arthroscopic surgery, and foot reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. He completed his residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Khalil accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Cofinity.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18101 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Lily Go is an internist in Wyandotte, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Newport, MI. Dr. Go is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. She takes 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Dearborn, MI. Dr. Sawalha is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. Dr. Sawalha (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Russian.

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

Dr. Robert Levy is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Levy's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Bellevue Hospital Center's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levy has received the distinction of 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 specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Lincoln Park, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, fungal infection, and heel pain. Dr. Hall is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Henry Ford Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. Dr. Hall completed his residency training at Vancouver General Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Chris Olenech's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Lincoln Park, MI. His areas of expertise include bone pain, fungal infection, and heel pain. Dr. Olenech takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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.