We found 18 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan near Novi, MI.

Dr. Suchitra Vidhushekhar Zambare, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A218
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Suchitra Zambare's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zambare include diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Dr. Zambare honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Zambare attended Gandhi Medical College for medical school. Dr. Zambare (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Hindi. Dr. Zambare is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Kirit K Tolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A218
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Kirit Tolia is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Tolia has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tolia attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Yau-Liang Liang Su, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
329055 West 12 Mile Road; Suite 150
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Yau-Liang Su is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Su is conversant in Chinese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Su graduated from Taipei Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Barberton Citizen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, High Cholesterol

Dr. Bernard Mathias Degnan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 520
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bernard Degnan is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Degnan include diabetes. Dr. Degnan is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Degnan graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender works as a general practitioner and preventive medicine specialist. In Dr. Kolender's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kolender attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Anjana Murlidhar Barad, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; #375
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Anjina Barad practices family medicine in Novi, MI. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barad include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Barad is affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Barad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Kannada, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Randall David Sternberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
37595 7 Mile Road; Suite 340
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Randall Sternberg is a Livonia, MI physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sternberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Sternberg's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Tobias Valentine George, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 440
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Tobias George is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. George is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. George's clinical interests include diabetes, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. George completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Dr. David Neil Schindler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
26179 Novi Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. David Schindler's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schindler include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Schindler attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Schindler is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 370
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Glenn Taylor's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Taylor studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Taylor trained at Providence Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
39500 West 10 Mile Road; Suite 101
Novi, MI
 

Dr. William Murray practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Murray's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Murray is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, Diabetes, General Care, Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Nisha Chellam Vedamuthu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A205
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Nisha Chellam's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Chellam is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stanley Medical College. Dr. Chellam's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Chellam (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Chellam is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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Alan Jeffrey Bloch
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
422 N Center Street; Suite B
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Alan Bloch works as a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Northville, MI, South Lyon, MI, and Farmington, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bloch accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Marc A Borovoy
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Marc Borovoy specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Borovoy is conversant in Sign Language. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Borovoy average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Borovoy is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Foot Surgery, Laser Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Robert Raja Zaid, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
39555 W 10 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Robert Zaid's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Zaid's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sigmoidoscopy, and casting (cast application). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zaid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Rita Rani Khaneja Sharrow, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
29600 S Wixom Road
Wixom, MI
 

Dr. Rita Khaneja-Sharow's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khaneja-Sharow include chronic kidney failure, diabetes, and heart failure. Dr. Khaneja-Sharow's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khaneja-Sharow trained at Botsford Hospital for her residency.

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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.