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

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

Dr. George Liu is an endocrinologist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism. The average patient rating for Dr. Liu is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liu is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Bonita Franklin is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Franklin's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, growth problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Franklin has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Growth Problems, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. George Feinbaum sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Feinbaum include diabetes, metabolic disorders, and metabolism. Dr. Feinbaum is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and more. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Feinbaum (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Resta is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Resta's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Zewge Shiferaw-Deribe's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, diabetes, and pituitary disorders. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center. He attended medical school at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more.

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

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

Dr. Howard Huey works as an endocrinologist. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huey include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
330 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Pushplata Siroya is an endocrinologist. Dr. Siroya has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siroya attended R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Siroya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Frederick Wang is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Bronx, NY, New York, NY, and Scarsdale, NY. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and nystagmus. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Wang attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wang's office for an appointment.

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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)

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's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), pre-eclampsia, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Eddleman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Eddleman's residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Top Doctors New York Times Magazine/Castle-Connolly Best Doctors New York Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He welcomes 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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Dr. Herrick H Wun, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Herrick Wun specializes in vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wun include carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, and popliteal aneurysm. Dr. Wun is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He honors Coresource, Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Wun completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Wun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 legal medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Engel is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Engel include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Engel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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

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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. He is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include diabetes, heart failure, and exercise stress test. He is in-network for Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
185 Canal Street; Canal Street
Suite 506, NY
 

Dr. Yin Sun's specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and infections. Dr. Sun honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 is an internist. Dr. Schuster (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuster include diabetes, knee problems, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, North Central Bronx Hospital, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. He is a graduate of Stavropol State Medical Academy and a graduate of The Brooklyn Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Schuster's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation.

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

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Dr. Devendra Kumar Shrivastava, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1545 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Devendra Shrivastava's specialty is adult nephrology. He obtained his medical school training at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Shrivastava takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Interfaith Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Ibrahim A Housri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology
321 Old Bergen Road
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Ibrahim Housri is a physician who specializes in adult hematology. These areas are among Dr. Housri's clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Housri accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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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.