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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuberi include thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. Dr. Zuberi honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Her residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Zuberi has received include "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gandikota include thyroid problems. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Mary Kate McCullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
401 E. City Avenue; Suite 525
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Mary Kate McCullen's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCullen include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), pituitary tumor, and metabolic syndrome. She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. McCullen graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Tumor, Postpartum Thyroiditis, Education, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin practices adult endocrinology. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Shamsuddin is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Harish Mohan Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
801 Spruce Street; Spruce Building 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sehdev takes. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sehdev has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriage, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay William Hubsher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1501 Lansdowne Avenue; Suite 201
Darby, PA
 

Dr. Jay Hubsher's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Hubsher takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has an open panel. Dr. Hubsher attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glomerular Diseases, Ultrasound, Kidney Stones, Edema, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Marc Daniel Baer
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
600 Haverford Road; Suite G 103
Haverford, PA
 

Dr. Marc Baer's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Baer's training includes a residency program at Bryn Mawr Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe, achilles tendonitis, and bunions. The average patient rating for Dr. Baer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Baer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Mary Gardys Van Den Berg-Wolf, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, General Internal Medicine
225 E City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Mary Vandenberg-Wolf's areas of specialization are acupuncture and general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vandenberg-Wolf include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and influenza (flu). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She has received distinctions including Regional Top Doctor, Castle-Connelly 2015,2014,2013; Clinical Practice Award American College of Physicians, PA Chapter; and Fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians. Dr. Vandenberg-Wolf is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Deep Vein ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witherell honors. Dr. Witherell obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
501 N Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. David Headley's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Headley has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Devon Health Services, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Headley trained at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Cellulitis, Electrolyte Disorders, Conjunctivitis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
1113 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Lauren Plante specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Plante is affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Plante include: Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2012-2016) and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Pregnancy, Genetic Counseling, Tests, Hypertension

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Edward Villanueva's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Villanueva is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. His professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Villanueva completed his residency training at West Jersey Health System. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
850 West Chester Pike; Suite 301
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Robby Wiemer's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Havertown, PA. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Wiemer's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Wiemer completed a residency program at Florida Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Wounds, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes

Dr. Anthony Colavita, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6334 Elmwood Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Colavita's medical specialty is general practice and family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Colavita include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), diabetes, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Colavita's hospital/clinic affiliations include Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Ear Infection, Fever, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Sexually ... (Read more)

Specializes in Geriatrics
100 W Sproul Road; Suite 120
Springfield, PA
 

Ms. Kathleen Hill is a geriatrician. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and heart problems. Ms. Hill takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol

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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.
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