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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
205 E. Main Street
Suite 2-7b, NY
 

Dr. Robert Kazenoff is a general practitioner and internist. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Kazenoff has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kazenoff accepts Vytra, Family Health Plus, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Dr. Rachita Sethi Reddy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Rachita Reddy is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy's training includes a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronglan Zheng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2375 New York Avenue
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Ronglan Zheng is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She works in Huntington Station, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Flushing, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Zheng include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. She accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zheng is a graduate of Fujian Medical University. Dr. Zheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Harold German specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Huntington Station, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. German include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), chronic sinusitis, and migraine. Dr. German is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven Gary Wishner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Steven Wishner's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem. Dr. Wishner is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Wishner speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Andrew Patane, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Patane's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patane include heart problems, stress management, and mental health issues. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and residency at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Patane (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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.