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

Dr. Lubna Zuberi is an adult endocrinologist in Springfield, PA and Glen Mills, PA. She has a special interest in thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuberi accepts. Dr. Zuberi trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. She has received the following distinctions: "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) is conversant in 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. Nazia Shamsuddin is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Springfield, PA and Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Shamsuddin takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. She is professionally 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 Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 424
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Gandikota is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She 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 Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Romansky works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Media, PA, Phoenixville, PA, and Havertown, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Romansky is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. For his professional training, Dr. Romansky completed a residency program at Riverside Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Romansky accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Witherell has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he 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

Angelo B Sutera Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry
280 N Providence Road; Upper Level
Media, PA
 

Dr. Angelo Sutera practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Sutera include diabetes, warts, and hammer toe surgery. Dr. Sutera is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutera takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sutera has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Podiatry, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Ingrown Nails, Fractures, Strains, Heel ... (Read more)

Dr. Sat Sat Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 303
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Renuka H Verma
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Po Box, Suite 401
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Media, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. For her residency, Dr. Verma trained at Girard Medical Center. Her clinical interests include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Verma has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Julia Siegerman specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among Dr. Siegerman's clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. For her professional training, Dr. Siegerman completed a residency program at Parkview Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Jay W Hubsher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1001 Baltimore Pike; Suite 109
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Jay Hubsher is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. Dr. Hubsher is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Barbara Hannaway's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; she sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Broomall, PA. These areas are among Dr. Hannaway's clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Hannaway is not accepting new patients at this time. She trained at Wilmington Hospital for her residency. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) is conversant in German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
8 Morton Avenue; Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall is a Ridley Park, PA physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darnall include diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Darnall has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Today Top Doc Award. He is 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 Family Medicine
8 Morton Avenue; Suite 303
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. John Traverso is a family medicine practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Traverso is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Traverso is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Traverso trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Brian Friedrich is a Drexel Hill, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Friedrich's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Springfield Hospital. Dr. Friedrich has received the following distinction: "Top Docs" in Family Practice, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2501 Garrett Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Edward Villanueva's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Drexel Hill, PA and Havertown, PA. These areas are among Dr. Villanueva's clinical interests: diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Villanueva is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Villanueva completed his residency training at West Jersey Health System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3407 Garrett Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. W. Hart is a Drexel Hill, PA physician who specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hart include diabetes. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hart takes. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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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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