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We found 24 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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Degnan include diabetes. Dr. Degnan is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Degnan graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Aradhana Addepalli specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Addepalli attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. In her practice, Dr. Addepalli focuses on diabetes and thyroid problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Addepalli takes. Dr. Addepalli's professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asmar accepts. Before performing his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Dr. Asmar attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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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 sees patients in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Naman focuses on diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Naman graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Naman completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19011 East 10 Mile Road
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Alaa Mansour sees patients in Roseville, MI. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mansour (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and French. Dr. Mansour is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Mansour is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Roseville, MI. Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Paduvana attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Paduvana include diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Paduvana (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Paduvana is professionally 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

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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). These areas are among Dr. Jayakar's clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Jayakar studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency.

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

Dr. Maridel Hernandez specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Grosse Pointe, MI. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Hernandez accepts AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hernandez's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Hernandez (or staff) speaks the following 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. Archi Trivedi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
28111 Hoover Road; Suite #2-a
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Archi Trivedi is a Warren, MI physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Trivedi is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur. She trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Trivedi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Trivedi 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: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Gabriel Sosne is an ophthalmologist in Southfield, MI, Troy, MI, and Detroit, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Sosne speaks Hebrew. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and external eye diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Sosne trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Sosne is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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

Dr. Mary Ferris' area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, gynecological problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Ferris average 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ferris graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Greek. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Roseville, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Osowa is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and a graduate of St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit's residency program. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Ann Palaganas' specialty is family medicine. She has a special interest in 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. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palaganas accepts.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caicco honors.

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Dr. Gary B Langnas, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
27483 Dequindre; Suite 302
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Gary Langnas is a general internist and geriatrician in Madison Heights, MI and Troy, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Langnas is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Langnas a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langnas takes.

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