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Dr. Ania E. Janicka D.O.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.1 stars (10 ratings)
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ania Janicka's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Janicka's residency was performed at Winthrop University Hospital. She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Janicka is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. Dr. Janicka is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Jesus L. Penabad M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.18 stars (4 ratings)
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jesus Penabad's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Penabad include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Penabad takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Penabad completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 2.33 stars (3 ratings)
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Clearwater, FL. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pinero-Pilona's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Pinero-Pilona performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Lusiana Loman M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.5 stars (6 ratings)
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lusiana Loman is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Loman speaks Indonesian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loman include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. She graduated from Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Loman a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.53 stars (49 ratings)
34041 Us Highway 19 N; Suite C
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Drucker is an endocrinologist in Palm Harbor, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone diseases. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Drucker accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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All Interests: Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Bryan Repke MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.5 stars (4 ratings)
2565 Enterprise Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Repke works as an ophthalmologist in Dunedin, FL and Clearwater, FL. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Repke include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Dr. Repke is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Repke studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Repke is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Shingles, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura T. Muller M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 2.79 stars (6 ratings)
3155 Curlew Road
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Laura Muller is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muller include diabetes, laser surgery, and cornea problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muller takes. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Muller performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cornea Problems

Dr. Saleem I. Saiyad M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
13618 West Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Saleemuddin Saiyad is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. Dr. Saiyad is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saiyad honors. Dr. Saiyad attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

Jonathan Andrew Mines MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 4.11 stars (9 ratings)
12321 W Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Mines' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Mines include diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mines honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Uveitis, Retina Problems, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Del Pilar Cekan M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
12780 Race Track Road; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maria Cekan's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Cekan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cekan graduated from the University of Murcia Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Mr. Dana M. Deupree MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 4.87 stars (4 ratings)
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 120
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dana Deupree practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Clearwater, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Deupree is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deupree has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deupree accepts. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Deupree speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Problems

Reinerio Linares-Mera M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3180 Curlew Road; Unit 105
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Reinerio Linares-Mera's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Linares-Mera (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, sleep apnea, and thoracentesis. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Cauca Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Linares-Mera trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Thoracentesis, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Bindu A. Thomas MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.75 stars (1 rating)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 404
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Bindu Thomas' area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and geriatric health. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Electrocardiogram, Pap Test, Geriatric Health

Dr. Kathleen Louise Peditto M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.43 stars (15 ratings)
3251 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Countryside Iii Suite 103
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Peditto works as an internist in Clearwater, FL. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peditto include diabetes and shingles. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peditto takes. Dr. Peditto attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Shingles

Dr. Danny M. Fox II M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.24 stars (14 ratings)
120 Pine Avenue North
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Danny Fox practices family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fox include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Fox accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fox is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Bayfront Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas J. Ullo MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.39 stars (7 ratings)
30522 Us Highway 19 N; Palm Harbor Family Care & Internal Medicine Suite 11
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Ullo's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ullo include diabetes, geriatric health, and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Ullo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ullo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Geriatric Health

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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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