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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
185 Canal Street; 6/ Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Liu's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Liu's clinical interests: diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Liu is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Bonita Hyla Franklin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
109 Reade Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bonita Franklin specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Franklin include growth problems, pituitary disorders, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Franklin 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. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Fink Children's Ambulatory Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Growth Problems, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. George Feinbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Feinbaum is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Feinbaum average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feinbaum is especially interested in diabetes, metabolic disorders, and metabolism. His professional affiliations include Maimonides Medical Center and NYU Langone. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Feinbaum attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Feinbaum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Ileana Vargas-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
1165 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ileana Vargas' medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and obesity. Her professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargas accepts. Dr. Vargas is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Vargas attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vargas include: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Christine Resta practices adult endocrinology. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Resta takes. Dr. Resta has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1545 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 108
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Zewge Shiferaw-Deribe is an adult endocrinology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe studied medicine at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe trained at Interfaith Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe include obesity, diabetes, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Park Row; West Lobby Suite
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Huey sees patients in New York, NY and Suite 307, NY. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Huey completed a residency program at Long Island College Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Huey include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huey accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
330 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Pushplata Siroya specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur, she performed her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Siroya include diabetes, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siroya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

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

Dr. Norman A Saffra, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
902 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Norman Saffra is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Brooklyn, NY, Hewlett, NY, and Hewlwtt, NY. Dr. Saffra's clinical interests include hemifacial spasm, nystagmus, and type 2 diabetes. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Saffra is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Maimonides Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Saffra (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Saffra is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Glaucoma Surgery, Cellulitis, Contact Dermatitis, Cataract Surgery, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Herrick Wun is a specialist in vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wun include carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, and popliteal aneurysm. Dr. Wun is an in-network provider for Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Wun is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
30 E 40th Street; Room 405
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Wang is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Bronx, NY, New York, NY, and Scarsdale, NY. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Wang's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and nystagmus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. Dr. Wang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
421 W 57th Street; Suite B
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marilyn Jackson specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jackson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at Montefiore Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Jackson's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone.

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

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's specialty is legal medicine. Her residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Engel's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and depression. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel honors. Dr. Engel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Engel is affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Obesity, Shingles, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, General ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
202-204 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Chuey's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chuey's areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Chuey studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, General Care

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
360 A 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Lalit Patel practices general internal medicine in Brooklyn, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, sleep disorders, and balance disorders (vestibular disorders). Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Patel graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Urdu, Marathi, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Balance ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Eddleman practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Eddleman include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Eddleman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Eddleman has received include 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, Miscarriage, Type 1 ... (Read more)

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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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