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We found 37 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare HMO near East Norriton, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Mtg., PA
 

Dr. Elihu Goren is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Goren's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105 Endocrime Associates Pc
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Sherri Blackstone is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Blackstone include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Blackstone's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Mtg., PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker's specialty is adult endocrinology. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Hamaker is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamaker is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Cynthia L Calbot-Sczepanski, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
443 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA
 

Dr. Cynthia Calbot-Sczepanski works as a general internist. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Calbot-Sczepanski trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Calbot-Sczepanski is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Michael Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. John Bruza sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Bruza include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Bruza is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Bruza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
625 Clark Avenue; Suite 13
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Smith's area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1330 Powell Street; Suite 409
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. J. Federico Andino Guarderas is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. Dr. Andino Guarderas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

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

Dr. George Homa's specialties are general practice and family medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Homa is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Homa completed his residency training at Suburban General Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora honors. Dr. Vora welcomes new patients. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati.

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Dr. Graham V Vigliotta, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
950 Forge Avenue; Suite 200
Audubon, PA
 

Dr. Graham Vigliotta's specialty is general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and preventive care. Dr. Vigliotta is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Vigliotta's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown.

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All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity

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Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street; 2nd Floor
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Janis Rubin's specialty is family medicine. In Dr. Rubin's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Rubin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike; Suite 3
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. David Peet practices family medicine in Blue Bell, PA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peet include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Peet is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peet honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street; 2nd Floor
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Joanna Kusmirek is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kusmirek include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Kusmirek attended Medical University of Warsaw and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Kusmirek (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish and Italian.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
342 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 200
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Ersner sees patients in Norristown, PA and East Norriton, PA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ersner's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ersner attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
860 First Avenue; Suite 4b
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Ann Till is a King of Prussia, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Till has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Till is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine
2701 Dekalb Pike
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Tianming Zhou practices acupuncture and family medicine in Collegeville, PA, Norristown, PA, and Plymouth Mtg, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Zhou honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Zhou speaks Mandarin.

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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.