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Dr. Bernard M Degnan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 303
Detroit, 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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Dr. Sami Elias Al Assmar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar is an internist in Warren, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is especially interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Dr. Asmar is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of McLaren Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Asmar's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nina Habib Rehman, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11900 East Twelve Mile Road; Suite 315
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Nina Rehman practices general internal medicine in Sterling Heights, MI, Warren, MI, and Farmington, MI. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehman include obesity, diabetes, and anti-aging. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rehman performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Ann Marie P Palaganas, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Ann Palaganas' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Palaganas's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Palaganas is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Majeed A Paduvana, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18263 E 10 Mile Road; Suite E
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Majeed Paduvana's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Paduvana (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Paduvana attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. Patients rated Dr. Paduvana highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paduvana takes.

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

Gene J Caicco
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Gene Caicco practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Warren, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Caicco is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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John Montoni
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
43475 Dalcoma; Suite 140
Roseville, 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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Dr. Alexander Vertkin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25529 Van Dyke
Center Line, MI
 

Dr. Alexander Vertkin is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vertkin accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Azerbaijan Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Vertkin (or staff) speaks Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Dr. Benjamin O Osowa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18263 E 10 Mile Road; Suite E
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Osowa's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In his practice, Dr. Osowa focuses on diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Osowa is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Osowa attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
31150 Hoover; Suite B
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Shaun Jayakar works as a general internist and geriatrician in Warren, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jayakar honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20901 Moross Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Ott specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Detroit, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Ott takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Ott attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Deborah Jo Le Van, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11885 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 300a
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Deborah Levan is a Warren, MI physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Levan's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levan accepts. Dr. Levan studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

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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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