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We found 47 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Gold Compass 0 near Jenkintown, PA.

Dr. Arthur Chernoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 E Township Line Road, Medical Arts Building; Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Chernoff specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Elkins Park, PA. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Chernoff attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Chernoff is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. Dr. Chernoff is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 E. Township Line Road; Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Nissa Blocher practices adult endocrinology in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Blocher (or staff) speaks Chinese, Vietnamese, and French. She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Blocher is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blocher accepts.

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

Dr. Catherine Anastasopoulou, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 E Township Line Road; Medical Arts Blding, Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Catherine Anastasopoulou's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Anastasopoulou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anastasopoulou include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Anastasopoulou is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After attending the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Anastasopoulou completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5501 Old York Road; Cpc Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Young Kim is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Sara Pinney practices pediatric endocrinology in Philadelphia, PA and Abington, PA. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Pinney is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 Township Line Road; Medical Arts Blding, Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Jane Mayrin sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Mayrin attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Mayrin's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Mayrin is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
201 Old York Road; Suite 140
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Mortimer Strong is a general internist and geriatrician. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and eating disorders. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strong accepts. Dr. Strong speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Joel David Pomerantz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7300 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Pomerantz specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Lankenau Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Pomerantz attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Pomerantz has received the distinction of Outstanding Contribution Award for Preceptor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
5753-55 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Hannaway's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hannaway's medical residency was performed at Wilmington Hospital. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Joel Martin Glassman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
201 Old York Road, Suite #205; Einstein Plaza
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Joel Glassman specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glassman include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Dr. Glassman is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
500 Old York Road; Suite 102 - Rydal Square
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Vora takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Vora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road; Levy Building- Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shiang-Cheng Kung is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Kung's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Kung honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes

Dr. Imara Rushanthi Dissanayake, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road; Willowcrest Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Imara Dissanayake is a specialist in adult nephrology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dissanayake include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Dissanayake is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Lupus, Kidney Problems

Dr. Denina Adele Helm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1602-04 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denina Helm is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in family medicine. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Clinical interests for Dr. Helm include diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Helm is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Helm is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

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Specializes in Podiatry
Two Penn Boulevard; Suite 116
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Spivak works as a foot doctor. Dr. Spivak's residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spivak include diabetes, foot problems, and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Virtua Memorial, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Foot Problems, X-Rays

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road; Willowcrest Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Bloom specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bloom include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Bloom attended Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Kidney Problems

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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.