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

Dr. Lubna Zuberi practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zuberi include thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Zuberi has received professional recognition including the following: "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. Nazia Shamsuddin, who practices in Springfield, PA and Glen Mills, PA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Shamsuddin completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Shamsuddin 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass thyroid problems. Dr. Gandikota accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Gandikota is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Romansky trained at Riverside Hospital for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Romansky's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Witherell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Witherell studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Sat Arora's medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Arora is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Arora has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at Girard Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verma has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks 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)

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's training includes a residency program at Parkview Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Siegerman has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Obstetrics & Gynecology
2100 Keystone Avenue; Medical Office Building, Suite 707
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Laura Sproat is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Drexel Hill, PA and Broomall, PA. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Sproat studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sproat at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception

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's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Darnall graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Darnall trained at Pennsylvania Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Darnall accepts. Dr. Darnall has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Today Top Doc Award. Dr. Darnall 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
5030 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Brian Friedrich's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and heart problems. Dr. Friedrich is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Springfield Hospital. Dr. Friedrich has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Family Practice, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Villanueva honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Villanueva trained at West Jersey Health System for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tohamy completed residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He 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 General Internal Medicine
5030 State Road; Suite 2-400
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Neeti Rastogi works as a general internist in Drexel Hill, PA. Her clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Rastogi takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending LLRM Medical College, Meerut for medical school, she completed her residency training at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rastogi (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
905 West Sproul Road; Suite 106
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Dana Dober is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Havertown, PA and Springfield, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, athlete's foot, and achilles tendonitis. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dober is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dober is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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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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