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Dr. Elihu N Goren, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Elihu Goren works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Goren's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Goren trained at Jacobi Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Goren honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Sherri Elise Blackstone, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105 Endocrime Associates Pc
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Sherri Blackstone practices adult endocrinology in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Colmar, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Blackstone a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Blackstone completed her residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Lisa L Hamaker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker is an adult endocrinologist in Collegeville, PA and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Dr. Hamaker's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamaker include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Hamaker is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Denina A Helm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1602-1604 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denina Helm works as a family medicine physician. In Dr. Helm's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
700 Dekalb Street
Bridgeport, PA
 

Dr. George Homa specializes in general practice and family medicine. Before completing his residency at Suburban General Hospital, Dr. Homa attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Homa accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 503
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. These areas are among Dr. Vora's clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Vora is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Jose Federico F Andino Guarderas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1330 Powell Street; Suite 409
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. J. Federico Andino Guarderas works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Andino Guarderas speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. His training includes a residency program at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Foot Problems, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Joseph A Calamia, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Calamia specializes in family medicine and practices in Norristown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Calamia include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and migraine. Dr. Calamia is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Suburban General Hospital for his residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Calamia a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kevin R Melnick, BA, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Melnick sees patients in Norristown, PA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Melnick include diabetes, migraine, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Melnick graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Suburban General Hospital for his residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Melnick accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Janis W Rubin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street; 2nd Floor
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Janis Rubin practices family medicine. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rubin include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Jennifer Mary McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4070 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer McCarthy specializes in family medicine and practices in Plymouth Meeting, PA. She is rated highly by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. McCarthy is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Montgomery Hospital, Norristown's residency program.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

Dr. Dolores Regina Tornambe, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4070 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Dolores Tornambe's specialty is family medicine. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tornambe trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tornambe include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Tornambe takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Azra I Qureshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1602-04 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Azra Qureshi specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Qureshi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Qureshi's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Scott H Culp, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 Skippack Pike; Parec Plaza 2nd Floor
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Scott Culp practices family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Culp a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Culp completed his residency training at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. David C Peet Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike; Suite 3
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. David Peet specializes in family medicine and practices in Blue Bell, PA. These areas are among Dr. Peet's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peet takes. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Peet speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
700 Dekalb Street
Bridgeport, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Niescier's areas of specialization are general practice, family medicine, and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Bridgeport, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. Dr. Niescier is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Before completing his residency at Suburban General Hospital, Dr. Niescier attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Niescier average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis

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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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