Finding Providers
loading

We found 34 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Brooklyn, NY.

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
185 Canal Street; 6/ Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Liu is an adult endocrinology specialist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu accepts. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Bonita Hyla Franklin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
109 Reade Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bonita Franklin is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in New York, NY. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, growth problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Franklin is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Franklin has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Growth Problems, Pituitary Disorders

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. George Feinbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Feinbaum specializes in adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feinbaum include diabetes, metabolic disorders, and metabolism. Dr. Feinbaum accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Feinbaum (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Metabolism, Consultation, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Christine Anne Resta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4802 Tenth Avenue; Division of Endocrinolory
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Christine Resta specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Resta include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Resta completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Resta is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Education, Hyperglycemia, Preventive Care, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1545 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 108
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Zewge Shiferaw-Deribe is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He is a graduate of Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe trained at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Park Row; West Lobby Suite
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Huey is an adult endocrinologist in New York, NY and Suite 307, NY. Dr. Huey is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huey include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and metabolism. Before performing his residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Huey attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huey takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
330 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Pushplata Siroya specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Siroya include diabetes, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Her professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Before completing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Siroya attended medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur. Dr. Siroya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Surgery, Diabetes

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Frederick Mark Wang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
30 E 40th Street; Room 405
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Wang's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Wang studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Wang completed residency programs at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and nystagmus. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Wang has received the following distinctions: Attending of the Year Department of Ophthalmology, Alber Einstein College of Medicine; Honor Award for Ophthalmogy Fellowship Heed Foundation Scholarship; and Air Force Commendation Medal United States Department of Defense. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Nystagmus, Type 1 Diabetes, Conjunctivitis, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Astigmatism, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Arnold Eddleman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5 E 98th Street, Department of Ob/gyn; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Keith Eddleman works as a perinatologist in New York, NY. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), pre-eclampsia, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Eddleman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eddleman has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctors New York Times Magazine/Castle-Connolly Best Doctors New York Magazine. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Type 2 Diabetes, Doppler Ultrasound, Miscarriages, Type 1 ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Herrick H Wun, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Herrick Wun works as a vascular surgeon in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, and popliteal aneurysm. He honors Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wun is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wun trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Wun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Anelise M C Engel, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Internal Medicine
355 West 52nd Street; Nyu Langone Ambulatory Care West Side
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anelise Engel is a specialist in legal medicine. She works in New York, NY. Dr. Engel is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Engel include sinusitis (sinus infection), obesity, and diarrhea. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her training includes a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Engel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Engel is affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity, Shingles, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
370 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ankur Shah's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include diabetes, heart failure, and exercise stress test. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Hypertension, Exercise Stress Test, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Daniel Ira Silvershein, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
235 East 38th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Silvershein is an internist in New York, NY. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Patients gave Dr. Silvershein an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Silvershein (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
No Photo
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
185 Canal Street; Canal Street
Suite 506, NY
 

Dr. Yin Sun is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Sun is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and infections. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sun completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. She speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, General Care, Infections

Dr. Eliot Paul Schuster, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
135 Eastern Parkway; Suite 1h
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Eliot Schuster practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Schuster average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuster include diabetes, knee problems, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schuster accepts. He attended Stavropol State Medical Academy for medical school and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Schuster (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, North Central Bronx Hospital, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Bronchitis, Incontinence, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Knee Problems, Diabetes, Ulcers, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Devendra Kumar Shrivastava, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1545 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Devendra Shrivastava practices adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. After attending Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University for medical school, Dr. Shrivastava completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Interfaith Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Dialysis, Kidney ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.