We found 18 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Blue Bell, PA.

Dr. Elihu Norman Goren, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Elihu Goren, who practices in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Colmar, PA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Goren is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goren include diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Goren has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Sherri Elise Blackstone, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105 Endocrime Associates Pc
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Sherri Blackstone's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Blackstone's training includes a residency program at Abington Memorial Hospital. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blackstone takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Sumon Kumar Agarwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Sumon Agarwala is an endocrinologist in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Collegeville, PA. Dr. Agarwala's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Agarwala attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Agarwala a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Lisa Lynn Hamaker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Hamaker has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamaker takes. Dr. Hamaker is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Ram M Jhingan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
 

Dr. Ram Jhingan is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Jhingan is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Jhingan honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Jhingan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Marc Daniel Baer
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1100 East Hector Street; Suite 105
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Marc Baer's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Haverford, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Paoli, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Baer's clinical interests include hammer toe, achilles tendonitis, and bunions. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baer welcomes new patients. He trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency.

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Dr. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 503
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. Her clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vora attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. David C Peet Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike; Suite 3
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. David Peet's area of specialization is family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Peet's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Peet speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Dr. Tianming Zhou, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Dekalb Pike
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Tianming Zhou practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zhou include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zhou is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zhou trained at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhou's professional affiliations include Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
725 Skippack Park; Parec Plaza, Second Floor
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Harriet Schwarcz's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwarcz include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Montgomery Hospital, Norristown's residency program. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schwarcz takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Mood Disorders

Dr. Adil Shakir, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1330 Powell Street; Suite 409
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Adil Shakir works as a family practitioner and geriatrician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shakir include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Shakir honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Al-Ameen Medical College. Dr. Shakir completed his residency training at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Shakir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Michael J Barmach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Michael Barmach practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barmach include diabetes, sleep disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Barmach is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barmach attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown.

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Dr. Azra Iffat Qureshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1602-04 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Azra Qureshi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Qureshi takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Qureshi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Cheung Kook Kim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
 

Dr. Cheung Kim's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Kim accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids

Dr. Vinutha J Netaji, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
342 W Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Vinutha Netaji practices family medicine in East Norriton, PA. Dr. Netaji has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, she speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Hermine Stein, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4070 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Hermine Stein works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Stein studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include diabetes, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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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