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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi practices adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks Urdu. She has a special interest in thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Zuberi has received the following distinctions: "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine.

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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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks Hindi. She has a special interest in thyroid problems. Dr. Gandikota is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Gandikota has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shamsuddin is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. She 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. Sat P Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1088 W. Baltimore Pike; Suite 3306
Media, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora, who practices in Upland, PA and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Arora's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Romansky is a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Romansky average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Romansky completed a residency program at Riverside Hospital. Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Romansky's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Injuries

Renuka H Verma
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3305
Media, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Media, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Verma average 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verma takes. Dr. Verma completed her residency training at Girard Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Fractures, Strains, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Bartol Avenue; Jones Medical Building, Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall is an adult infectious disease specialist. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. Dr. Darnall is especially interested in diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Darnall has received the following distinction: Main Line Today Top Doc Award. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Cherry Tree Road
Aston, PA
 

Dr. William Ware is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ware is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ware takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Barbara Ann Hannaway, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 600
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Hannaway specializes in family medicine and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Broomall, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hannaway include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hannaway is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She completed her residency training at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. Dr. Hannaway is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Julia Bye Siegerman
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
648 Childs Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Julia Siegerman's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Drexel Hill, PA, West Chester, PA, and Havertown, PA. Dr. Siegerman trained at Parkview Hospital for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. She is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Tendon Repair, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Nails, Heel ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tohamy trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy is 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
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Edward Villanueva specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Drexel Hill, PA and Havertown, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Villanueva's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Dr. Villanueva accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at West Jersey Health System. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Dr. Kyong Bin B Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
525 W Chester Pike; Suite 102-b
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Kyong Park works as a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and influenza (flu). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Park performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Park is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Hypertension, Influenza, Insomnia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5030 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Brian Friedrich works as an internist in Drexel Hill, PA. In his practice, Dr. Friedrich focuses on diabetes and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Springfield Hospital. Dr. Friedrich's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedrich takes. He has received the distinction of "Top Docs" in Family Practice, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
723 Saxer Avenue
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Laura Sproat's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sproat include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sproat honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Sproat attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception

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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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