We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare near Novi, MI.

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 endocrinologist in Farmington, MI, Rochester, MI, and Southfield, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Su is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barberton Citizen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Su attended Taipei Medical University for medical school. Dr. Su speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Detroit, MI, Macomb, MI, and Novi, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Degnan focuses on diabetes. Dr. Degnan is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Degnan has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Providence Health System, and Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn.

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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 and practices in West Bloomfield, MI and West Bloomfield Township, MI. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolender include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Kolender takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kolender is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Northville, MI, South Lyon, MI, and Farmington, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Bloch average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. Dr. Bloch's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wounds, Contact Dermatitis, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tobias George specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. George average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. George's areas of expertise include diabetes, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. George is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Nisha Chellam works as an internist in Novi, MI. Dr. Chellam's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chellam accepts. Dr. Chellam obtained her medical school training at Stanley Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Chellam (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Herbal Medicine, Dementia, ... (Read more)

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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sigmoidoscopy, and casting (cast application). Dr. Zaid is professionally affiliated with PrimeCare of Novi and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Zaid completed his residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Glenn Taylor is a family medicine physician. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Taylor is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

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

Dr. Rita Khaneja-Sharow is a Wixom, MI physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Khaneja-Sharow average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Khaneja-Sharow include chronic kidney failure, diabetes, and heart failure. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khaneja-Sharow graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Botsford Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Osteopathic Manipulation, Heart Problems, Acne, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anjana Barad specializes in family medicine and practices in Novi, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Barad is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barad's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Barad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Providence Hospital for residency. Dr. Barad is conversant in Kannada.

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

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 in Novi, MI. He speaks Sign Language. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. Dr. Borovoy 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

John Montoni
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
44000 West 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. John Montoni works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Roseville, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Montoni's areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Montoni speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 375
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Frank Parrinello's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parrinello's areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Parrinello is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Southside Hospital.

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

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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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