We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan near Novi, MI.

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Dr. Suchitra V. Zambare M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A218
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Suchitra Zambare is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. She attended Gandhi Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zambare include diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Dr. Zambare is in-network for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana, and more. Dr. Zambare (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Kirit Tolia MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.31 stars (4 ratings)
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A218
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Kirit Tolia is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Tolia's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tolia takes.

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Bernard Degnan MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 3.16 stars (3 ratings)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 230
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bernard Degnan's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Degnan's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Degnan takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Dr. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
average rating 3.77 stars (10 ratings)
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender works as a general practitioner and preventive medicine specialist in West Bloomfield, MI and West Bloomfield Township, MI. Dr. Kolender's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Kolender focuses on diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kolender is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Nisha Chellam Vedamuthu M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (10 ratings)
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A205
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Nisha Chellam practices general internal medicine in Novi, MI. Dr. Chellam's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanley Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Chellam (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi.

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William B. Blessed MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
average rating 4.67 stars (1 rating)
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A221
Novi, MI
 

Dr. William Blessed specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Blessed's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Robert Raja Zaid D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.71 stars (14 ratings)
39555 W 10 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Robert Zaid sees patients in Novi, MI. His medical specialty is family medicine. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sigmoidoscopy, and casting (cast application). Dr. Zaid's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zaid is professionally affiliated with PrimeCare of Novi and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Tobias Valentine George M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.6 stars (5 ratings)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 440
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Tobias George's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. George's clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. George's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. George accepts.

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Dr. Marc A. Borovoy D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 4.76 stars (49 ratings)
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Marc Borovoy is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. He completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. Patients gave Dr. Borovoy an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Borovoy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Foot Surgery, Laser Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Randall D. Sternberg M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
37595 7 Mile Road; Suite 340
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Randall Sternberg specializes in general internal medicine. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Sternberg completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He has a special interest in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sternberg is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.37 stars (26 ratings)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 370
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Glenn Taylor is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Dr. Taylor has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Taylor attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Anjana M. Barad MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.86 stars (6 ratings)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 375
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Anjana Barad's area of specialization is family medicine. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. She has a special interest in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barad at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Kannada. Dr. Barad is affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 4.62 stars (6 ratings)
39500 West 10 Mile Road; Suite 101
Novi, MI
 

Dr. William Murray sees patients in Novi, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murray include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Murray graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Murray trained at Providence Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Murray is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. John Montoni D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
44000 West 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. John Montoni works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Roseville, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Montoni's clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montoni accepts. His training includes a residency program at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Montoni's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes

Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.52 stars (10 ratings)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 375
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Frank Parrinello works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Parrinello is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parrinello accepts. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Southside Hospital's residency program.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes

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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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