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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 sees patients in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Colmar, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Goren's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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, Dr. Goren performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Blackstone studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Blackstone completed her residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Hamaker attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Hamaker accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Andino Guarderas speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andino Guarderas include diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. For his residency, Dr. Andino Guarderas trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

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

Dr. Denina Helm is a family practice physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Helm include diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Helm graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Helm trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Helm is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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. Dr. Kusmirek (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish and Italian. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and osteoporosis. Dr. Kusmirek is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She obtained her medical school training at Medical University of Warsaw and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner in Conshohocken, PA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Rubin focuses on diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. George Homa's areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Homa include 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 graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Suburban General Hospital. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis

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

Dr. David Peet's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Peet accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. 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's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zhou accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhou's professional affiliations include Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

Dr. Monisha Vora is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Before performing her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Vora attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vora is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Arthur Ersner practices general internal medicine. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. Dr. Ersner is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Ersner attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Carlin's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Cutler studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cutler takes. He is professionally 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's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and migraine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. He is professionally 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 works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Shakir is a graduate of Al-Ameen Medical College and a graduate of Montgomery Hospital, Norristown's residency program. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Shakir is professionally 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.