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We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Select near Mentor, OH.

Dr. Winston Ho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
38429 Lakeshore Boulevard
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Winston Ho is a Willoughby, OH physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ho's clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and heartburn. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Heartburn, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Dermatitis, Ankle Problems, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and then Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Haitham Joseph Kousa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 104
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Kousa is a general internist. Dr. Kousa has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kousa obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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All Interests: Back Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Spine Problems

Dr. Andrew Kwabena Brobbey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B14
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Brobbey's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Brobbey's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and pancreatitis. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Jeffrey C Lupica
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 210
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lupica is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bunion surgery, and hammer toe surgery. Dr. Lupica is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine
38429 Lakeshore Boulevard
Willoughby, OH
 

Ms. Tawana Cunningham's areas of expertise include diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. She honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and 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.