We found 22 providers with an interest in diabetes near Lincoln Park, MI.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1331 Monroe Street; Suite 100
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Opada Alzohaili is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Dearborn, MI and Southfield, MI. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Alzohaili's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Garden City Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alzohaili has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Hydrocephalus, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
23550 Park Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Juan Estigarribia is an adult endocrinology specialist in Dearborn, MI. Dr. Estigarribia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and general care. Dr. Estigarribia is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. His training includes a residency program at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Estigarribia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15125 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 

Dr. Nadia Khoury, who practices in Southgate, MI, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Khoury is especially interested in diabetes and patient education. She is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Khoury takes Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Patient Education, Diabetes

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9925 Dix Highway; Suite 103
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Ali Nasser works as a general internist in Dearborn, MI and Wayne, MI. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Nasser's areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, contraception (birth control), and depression. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Nasser studied medicine at King Faisal University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nasser is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
22731 Newman Street; Suite 245
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Leemor Rotberg specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rotberg include diabetes, bell's palsy, and eyelid surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Rotberg (or staff) speaks 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, Birthmarks, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
15400 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Anjali Kumar's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Kumar completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Her clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and heart failure. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
19353 Carlysle
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. John Sierant is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He works in Dearborn, MI. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Sierant is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5050 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rubinstein include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Rubinstein's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Rubinstein attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubinstein accepts.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12701 S Telegraph Road; Suite 103
Taylor, MI
 

Dr. Raj Goswami works as a general internist in Taylor, MI. Dr. Goswami (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Goswami's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, Henry Ford Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and Beaumont Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans.

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All Interests: Research, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
22731 Newman Street; Suite 245
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Lisa Bohra sees patients in Clinton Township, MI, Detroit, MI, and West Bloomfield, MI. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bohra include diabetes, bell's palsy, and eyelid surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bohra is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bohra (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Birthmarks, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Allergies, Bell's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
18101 Oakwood Boulevard, Po Box 2500; Suite 126, Academic Office
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Theodore Jones is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He works in Dearborn, MI, Wayne, MI, and Detroit, MI. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Dr. Jones attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones takes. Dr. Jones has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Internal Medicine
861 Monroe Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Shabana Khan is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Maharani Laxmibai Medical College, Jhansi and performed her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Khan's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Taylor and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Specializes in Family Medicine
1650 N Telegraph Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Nevena Mihailoff practices family medicine. Her medical residency was performed at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Mihailoff is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mihailoff honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mihailoff (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Bulgarian, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3 Heritage Drive; Suite 1
Southgate, MI
 

Dr. Mary Petty-Dudley's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Petty-Dudley's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
8209 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Salil Dua's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Dua (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Dua's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dua at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1700 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, MI
 

Dr. Lily Go's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Go honors.

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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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