We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Upland, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi is an adult endocrinology specialist. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuberi completed her residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

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

Dr. Praveena Gandikota's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Gandikota completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Gandikota has received the following distinction: "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

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

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Shamsuddin accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) is conversant in 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 Sat Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
30 Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Arora is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Arora studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Arora has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Romansky specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Romansky's training includes a residency program at Riverside Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Romansky average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Romansky is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Renuka Verma is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Verma include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Verma completed a residency program at Girard Medical Center. Dr. Verma has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall sees patients in Ridley Park, PA. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. Dr. Darnall is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Darnall is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. William Ware's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ware has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ware takes. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ware is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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

Dr. John Witherell is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. 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 has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

Dr. Aley Tohamy practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Tohamy's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Morton Avenue; Taylor Hospital Medical Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Saxon practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Saxon attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. In her practice, Dr. Saxon focuses on diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy

Katherine H Sydnor
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1440 Conchester Highway; Suite 10-c
Boothwyn, PA
 

Dr. Katherine Sydnor specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia for her residency. She is especially interested in diabetes and sports health. Dr. Sydnor honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sydnor is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

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

Dr. Laura Sproat is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sproat include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Sproat is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. The average patient rating for Dr. Sproat is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sproat takes.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception

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Specializes in Geriatrics
100 West Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 120, Primary Care at The Healthplex P.
Springfield, PA
 

Ms. Kathleen Hill's area of specialization is geriatrics (elderly care). Ms. Hill's clinical interests encompass obesity, diabetes, and heart problems. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Heist is an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. Dr. Heist is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heist honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataracts, Diabetes, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2600 W. 9th Street
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Raquibul Islam sees patients in Chester, PA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Islam include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Islam accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Islam is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension

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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.