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

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

Dr. Suchitra Zambare practices adult endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Dr. Zambare is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She is in-network for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana, and more. She is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Zambare's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Zambare (or staff) speaks Urdu, Marathi, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Kirit Tolia works as an endocrinologist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Tolia attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Su's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, Cofinity, and more. He is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. Dr. Su's training includes residency programs at Barberton Citizen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is conversant in Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

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

Dr. Bernard Degnan's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Degnan is especially interested in diabetes. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Degnan is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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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 specializes in general practice and preventive medicine. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolender include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

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

Dr. Glenn Taylor's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Taylor attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Taylor is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Alan Bloch practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bloch's areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloch takes. Dr. Bloch is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Randall Sternberg specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Livonia, MI. Dr. Sternberg has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Sternberg attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Sternberg has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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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 practices family medicine in Wixom, MI. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khaneja-Sharow's training includes a residency program at Botsford Hospital. Her areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, diabetes, and heart failure. The average patient rating for Dr. Khaneja-Sharow is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khaneja-Sharow's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Anjina Barad's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Barad is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Her professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Barad is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Providence Hospital. Dr. Barad (or staff) speaks French, Kannada, and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. David Schindler works as a family medicine physician. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schindler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital, Southfield for his residency.

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

Dr. Tobias George, who practices in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. George honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. George is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Marc Borovoy is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Borovoy is conversant in Sign Language. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. For his professional training, Dr. Borovoy completed a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Borovoy is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

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

Dr. William Murray's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Novi, MI. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Murray include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Murray attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Murray is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System.

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

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

Dr. Nisha Chellam is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chellam include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chellam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. She attended Stanley Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Chellam (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. Robert Zaid is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaid include diabetes, sigmoidoscopy, and casting (cast application). The average patient rating for Dr. Zaid is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zaid honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zaid is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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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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