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We found 33 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Gold Compass 1000 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. 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. Jose Federico F Andino Guarderas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1330 Powell Street; Suite 409
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. J. Federico Andino Guarderas works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Andino Guarderas's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Andino Guarderas trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Foot Problems, Preventive Care, Weight Management

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
700 Dekalb Street
Bridgeport, PA
 

Dr. George Homa specializes in general practice and family medicine and practices in Bridgeport, PA. Dr. Homa attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Suburban General Hospital for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis

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. Denina Adele Helm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1602-1604 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denina Helm's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Helm is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Dr. Helm is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

Dr. Joanna Stefania Kusmirek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street; 2nd Floor
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Joanna Kusmirek practices family medicine in Conshohocken, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and osteoporosis. Dr. Kusmirek honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She studied medicine at Medical University of Warsaw. Dr. Kusmirek's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Kusmirek (or staff) is conversant in Polish and Italian. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Janis W Rubin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street; 2nd Floor
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Janis Rubin practices family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Rubin's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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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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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Dr. Arthur R Ersner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Ersner is an internist in Norristown, PA and East Norriton, PA. Dr. Ersner attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ersner is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

Dr. Bernard Hugh Carlin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Bernard Carlin practices general internal medicine in East Norriton, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Carlin is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Carlin is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Charles Cutler, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Charles Cutler works as an internist. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Cutler attended Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cutler include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cutler accepts. Dr. Cutler is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

Dr. Christopher Drumm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Drumm is a Norristown, PA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Drumm attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Drumm is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drumm is an in-network provider for 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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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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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.