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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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Zambare's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Gandhi Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Zambare (or staff) speaks Urdu, Marathi, and Hindi. She 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 sees patients in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Tolia average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. Dr. Su's residency was performed at Barberton Citizen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Su is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, Cofinity, and more. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Su is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Degnan honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Degnan is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Anjina Barad practices family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Barad has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Barad's training includes a residency program at Providence Hospital. Dr. Barad (or staff) is conversant in French, Kannada, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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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 general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sternberg is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Sternberg's training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Taylor is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Taylor trained at Providence Hospital. 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 sees patients in Novi, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murray's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Murray's residency was performed at Providence Hospital. He is 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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chellam has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chellam include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chellam attended Stanley Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Chellam (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. Tobias George is an ophthalmologist. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. George's clinical interests include diabetes, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. Dr. George's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. David Schindler's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Schindler's clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Schindler is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schindler accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kolender's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Kolender highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Alan Bloch specializes in foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. Dr. Bloch is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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 and practices in Novi, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Borovoy include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. For his residency, Dr. Borovoy trained at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is conversant in Sign Language. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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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. His clinical interests include diabetes, sigmoidoscopy, and casting (cast application). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zaid is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Zaid attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Zaid (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Zaid's professional affiliations include 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: chronic kidney failure, diabetes, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Khaneja-Sharow attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Botsford Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Khaneja-Sharow a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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.