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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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Colmar, PA. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goren has a special interest in diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Goren has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 practices adult endocrinology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blackstone include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blackstone's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. 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
 

Dr. Sumon Agarwala practices adult endocrinology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Agarwala is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Agarwala accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Agarwala attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave Dr. Hamaker a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Hamaker trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Ram M Jhingan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
 

Dr. Ram Jhingan is an adult endocrinologist. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Jhingan is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jhingan accepts. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Jhingan (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Marc Baer's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Haverford, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Paoli, PA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of hammer toe, bunions, and plantar fasciitis. Dr. Baer accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Baer completed a residency program at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Baer is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Fractures, Strains, Heel Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Monisha Vora practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vora include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora takes. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Vora completed a residency program at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Peet practices family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Peet's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Peet's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tianming Zhou specializes in family medicine and practices in Collegeville, PA and Norristown, PA. He is conversant in Mandarin. His clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zhou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adil Shakir specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Norristown, PA. He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shakir takes. After completing medical school at Al-Ameen Medical College, Dr. Shakir performed his residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

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

Dr. Harriet Schwarcz practices family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Schwarcz an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwarcz include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Schwarcz attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Cheung Kim specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In Dr. Kim's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and adolescent gynecology. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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. Azra Iffat Qureshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1602-04 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Azra Qureshi works as an internist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Qureshi's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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. Michael J Barmach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Michael Barmach specializes in family medicine. Dr. Barmach is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Middlesex Hospital, Middletown's residency program. His areas of expertise include diabetes, sleep disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vinutha Netaji specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Netaji include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Netaji honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Netaji attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. She speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil.

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

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Specializes in Podiatry
190 W Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Lynne Casper is a podiatrist in East Norriton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Casper include diabetes, foot problems, and ankle problems. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Casper honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. She trained at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown for residency.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

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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.