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We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept HealthSpring near Dallastown, PA.

Dr. Aruna Chelliah, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
292 St. Charles Way
York, PA
 

Dr. Aruna Chelliah is an adult endocrinology specialist. She speaks Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Chelliah's clinical interests include pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. She is a graduate of Madurai Medical College and a graduate of Interfaith Medical Center's residency program. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chelliah accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Alpa Pravinbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
292 St. Charles Way
York, PA
 

Dr. Alpa Patel practices adult endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Patel is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Patel honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of California and St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Cynthia Mae Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3065 Windsor Road
Red Lion, PA
 

Dr. Cynthia Owen works as an internist. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at York Hospital. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and minor surgery. Dr. Owen accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Owen's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Paul Goshtasb Varahrami, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
605 S. George Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Paul Varahrami's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, skin issues, and travel medicine. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Varahrami is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Varahrami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, Travel Medicine

Dr. Rocco Richard Arcieri II, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1010 Blymire Road
Dallastown, PA
 

Dr. Rocco Arcieri's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include menopause, colposcopy, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Arcieri's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at York Hospital. Dr. Arcieri is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Chalak Najat Muhammad, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
292 St. Charles Way
York, PA
 

Dr. Chalak Muhammad is a family medicine practitioner. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Muhammad's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Best Academic Achievement as a Resident of Family Medicine, Ghent Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Muhammad's professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Jorge Ulises Rubi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2350 Freedom Way; Suite 150 Entrance B
York, PA
 

Dr. Jorge Rubi specializes in general internal medicine and practices in York, PA. These areas are among Dr. Rubi's clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Rubi attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rubi's professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Peter Michael Barclay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
25 Monument Road; Suite 200
York, PA
 

Dr. Peter Barclay practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barclay include diabetes, second opinions, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Barclay obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Barclay's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Second Opinions, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Hospital Care, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Robert John Pizziketti, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1034 Plymouth Road
York, PA
 

Dr. Robert Pizziketti practices family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, menopause, and minor surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pizziketti takes. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Pizziketti welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Allergies, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, General Care, Skin Lesions

Dr. Dipak Manibhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3065 Windsor Road
Red Lion, PA
 

Dr. Dipak Patel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Red Lion, PA. His clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, General Care

Dr. Andrew Todd Winand, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3065 Windsor Road
Red Lion, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Winand works as a general internist in Red Lion, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winand include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. Dr. Winand accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Winand attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Robert Boyd Morrison Lackey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
755 S Pleasant Avenue
Dallastown, PA
 

Dr. Robert Lackey's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lackey include menopause, minor surgery, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Lackey accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of York Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Lakshmi Sakuntala Pasumarthy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
370 St. Charles Way
York, PA
 

Dr. Lakshmi Pasumarthy's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of York Hospital's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Pasumarthy takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Steven Mark Krieger, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3065 Windsor Road
Red Lion, PA
 

Dr. Steven Krieger practices general internal medicine in Red Lion, PA. He has a special interest in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Krieger is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Krieger's professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Mokarroma Sharmin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
755 S Pleasant Avenue
Dallastown, PA
 

Dr. Mokarroma Sharmin's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sharmin's training includes a residency program at Wyoming Valley Health Care System. Dr. Sharmin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Douglass Scott McCracken, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
605 S. George Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Douglas McCracken is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. McCracken's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. McCracken performed his residency at York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care

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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.