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We found 26 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare near Warren, MI.

Dr. Bernard Mathias Degnan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 303
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Bernard Degnan specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Detroit, MI, Macomb, MI, and Novi, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Degnan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Degnan has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Aradhana Addepalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Aradhana Addepalli is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Addepalli is especially interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Sinai-Grace Hospital, and Harper University Hospital. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Addepalli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Sami Elias Al Assmar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar practices general internal medicine in Warren, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Asmar trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Asmar accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Asmar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Takalub Robert Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
911 E 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Ted Naman practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Naman's clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naman takes. Dr. Naman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Arkon Steve Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
911 E 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Greg Naman practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Naman (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Patients gave Dr. Naman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, Cofinity, and more.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19011 East 10 Mile Road
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Alaa Mansour's areas of specialization are family medicine and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Roseville, MI. Dr. Mansour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Mansour studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mansour honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Majeed Paduvana is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Paduvana has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paduvana takes. Dr. Paduvana's education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Paduvana (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Maridel Aileen Hernandez, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19603 E 8 Mile Road
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Maridel Hernandez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Patients gave Dr. Hernandez an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Hernandez attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Hernandez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Ghazawan Khadhory Kashat, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
35450 Dequindre; Suite 103
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Ghazawan Kashat works as a family practitioner. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at Grace University School of Medicine, Dr. Kashat performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Kashat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Archi Trivedi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
28111 Hoover Road; Suite #2-a
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Archi Trivedi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Trivedi's areas of expertise include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur and residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Trivedi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Shaun Jayakar's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Warren, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Clinical interests for Dr. Jayakar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jayakar accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jayakar's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Benjamin Osowa is a general internist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Osowa include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Osowa takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Gabriel Sosne, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Gabriel Sosne is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sosne include diabetes, glaucoma, and external eye diseases. Dr. Sosne takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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Dr. Mary C Ferris, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4845 E 14 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mary Ferris works as a family practitioner in Sterling Heights, MI. She is conversant in Greek. Dr. Ferris has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, gynecological problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferris accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferris's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ann Palaganas practices family medicine in Madison Heights, MI and Warren, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palaganas include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Dr. Palaganas is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Gene Caicco works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Warren, MI. His clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caicco is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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.