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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4801 Dorsey Hall Drive; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Jeffrey Mindel's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Mindel attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Christiana Care Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Nicholas Barry Argento, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10710 Charter Drive; Medical Pavilion at Howard County Suite 410
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Nicholas Argento is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Laurel, MD and Columbia, MD. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Argento graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Argento is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Heidi Ann Bishow, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10710 Charter Drive; Suite 410
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Heidi Karon's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Karon's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Lynne A Gaynes-Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10710 Charter Drive; Medical Pavilion at Howard County Suite 410
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Lynne Gaynes-Kaplan is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Gaynes-Kaplan's clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ann Clark Hagen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10710 Charter Drive; Medical Pavilion at Howard County Suite 410
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Ann Hagen's specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hagen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Hagen takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Hagen is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4801 Dorsey Hall Drive; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Ashley Davidson works as an adult endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with MedStar Health. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Dr. Rosalie Naglieri, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10710 Charter Drive; Medical Pavilion at Howard County Suite 410
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Rosalie Naglieri works as an adult endocrinologist in Laurel, MD and Columbia, MD. Her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Naglieri is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Naglieri attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Patient ratings for Dr. Naglieri average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11055 Little Patuxent Pky; Suite 105
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Connie McRill practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. McRill obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She has a special interest in diabetes, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McRill is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with MedStar Health.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

Dr. Gebreye W Rufael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10840 Little Patuxent Pky; Suite 302
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Gebreye Rufael works as a general internist in Columbia, MD. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Rufael's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His residency was performed at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rufael is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Dr. Mark Dominic Corriere, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10710 Charter Drive; Medical Pavilion at Howard County Suite 410
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Mark Corriere is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corriere include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Corriere is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Corriere graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Corriere completed a residency program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Rajiv Dua, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8186 Lark Brown Road; Suite 201-202
Elkridge, MD
 

Dr. Rajiv Dua works as a family practice physician in Elkridge, MD. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and primary care. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Dua attended medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Diabetes, Obesity, Primary Care, Hypertension, Weight Management

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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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