We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield near Pomona, CA.

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Dr. Sadiq H Mandilawi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1234 Foothill Boulevard
La Verne, CA
 

Dr. Sadiq Mandilawi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in La Verne, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mandilawi include diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. He is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mandilawi accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Mandilawi attended medical school at Medical College Baroda, the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mandilawi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Persian.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Internal Medicine

Dr. Ewa Hanna Konca, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1866 N Orange Grove Avenue; 201
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Ewa Konca specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Pomona, CA, Upland, CA, and Claremont, CA. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Konca honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Medical University of Warsaw and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Konca (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Konca's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Zuhair O Yahya, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
1334 W Covina Boulevard; 202
San Dimas, CA
 

Dr. Zuhair Yahya is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Yahya attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yahya include diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. Patients rated Dr. Yahya highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yahya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners, LLC and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Yahya welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Internal Medicine

Dr. Hsiang-Shien Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5450 Jefferson Avenue; #2
Chino, CA
 

Dr. Hsiang-Shien Chen is a Chino, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at VA Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Chen welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Internal Medicine

Dr. Rita Kamal Pradhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1904 N. Orange Grove
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Rita Pradhan sees patients in Pomona, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Pradhan is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pradhan include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Pradhan is professionally affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pradhan attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. Dr. Pradhan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Dr. Nilem Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1866 N. Orange Grove; Suite 104
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Nilem Patel is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Patel trained at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Patel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC).

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Dr. Daryoosh Valamanesh, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1904 N. Orange Grove
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Daryoosh Valamanesh's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Valamanesh include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Valamanesh is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Valamanesh studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Persian.

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Dr. Airani Sathananthan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 E 2nd Street; Suite 4
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Airani Sathananthan is an adult endocrinologist in Pomona, CA and Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Dr. Sathananthan has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Sathananthan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sathananthan graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then Dr. Sathananthan performed Dr. Sathananthan's residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Sathananthan is professionally affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Sathananthan's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Nam S Lee, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
1900 Royalty Drive; #140
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Nam Lee's area of specialization is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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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