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Elihu N. Goren MD PHD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 2.57 stars (21 ratings)
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Elihu Goren sees patients in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Colmar, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Goren attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goren include diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Goren's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Goren has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Sherri E. Blackstone MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.5 stars (8 ratings)
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105 Endocrime Associates Pc
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Sherri Blackstone's specialty is adult endocrinology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Blackstone honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Blackstone's medical residency was performed 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 M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.25 stars (5 ratings)
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker is an adult endocrinology specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Hamaker accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Hamaker's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Denina Helm is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Helm is especially interested in diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Dr. Helm speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
700 Dekalb Street
Bridgeport, PA
 

Dr. George Homa is a general practitioner and family medicine physician. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Suburban General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Homa's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis

Monisha Mandalaywala Vora MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1330 Powell Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. These areas are among Dr. Vora's clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington - Jefferson Health. Dr. Vora welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. J. Federico Andino Guarderas' specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. Dr. Andino Guarderas is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Andino Guarderas's 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
average rating 4.22 stars (38 ratings)
1437 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Calamia works as a family practice physician in Norristown, PA. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Calamia's medical residency was performed at Suburban General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calamia include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and migraine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Calamia is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Dr. Kevin R. Melnick DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.56 stars (23 ratings)
1437 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Melnick's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Melnick is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and heart problems. Dr. Melnick honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Suburban General Hospital. Dr. Melnick is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

Randi J. Zeitzer M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 2 stars (2 ratings)
725 Skippack Pike; Parec Plaza 2nd Floor
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Randi Zeitzer's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeitzer include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeitzer takes. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Jennifer M. McCarthy MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.96 stars (7 ratings)
4070 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer McCarthy's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. McCarthy performed her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCarthy include diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. McCarthy is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McCarthy honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

Janis W. Rubin MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.33 stars (12 ratings)
612 Fayette Street; 2nd Floor
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Janis Rubin's medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Rubin attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin completed her residency training at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Dolores Regina Tornambe D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
4070 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Dolores Tornambe is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Tornambe's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Before completing her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Tornambe attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Azra Qureshi's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Qureshi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Qureshi include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Qureshi graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

Scott H. Culp D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.68 stars (8 ratings)
725 Skippack Pike; Parec Plaza 2nd Floor
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Scott Culp's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Culp is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Culp trained at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown for his residency.

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

David C. Peet Jr. MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.5 stars (5 ratings)
721 Skippack Pike; Suite 3
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. David Peet specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peet include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peet accepts. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Peet speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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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