We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Glen Mills, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi is an endocrinologist. Dr. Zuberi's clinical interests include thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Her training includes residency programs at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Zuberi is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin is a specialist in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Shamsuddin performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Shamsuddin is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks Hindi. In Dr. Gandikota's practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for her residency. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gandikota takes. Dr. Gandikota has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in Ophthalmology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 100
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Witherell has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 150
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Jason Delcollo's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include removal of lesion (e.g. growth), trigger point injections, and juvederm. Dr. Delcollo is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Dr. Delcollo attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Delcollo highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Office the National Coordinator for Health IT Achievement Award and Family Medicine Chief Resident & PAFP Member Services Liason.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Botox Injection, Removal of Lesion, Juvederm, Hypertension, Cosmetic Treatments, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sat Sat Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1088 W. Baltimore Pike; Suite 3306
Media, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Arora trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Arora takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Renuka H Verma
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Del - Val Foot & Ankle P.c. - Glen Mills; Regency Plaza, Suite 33
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Verma at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Verma trained at Girard Medical Center. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Fractures, Strains, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise A Mulvaney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1020 Baltimore Pike; Suite 100
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Denise Mulvaney is a family practice physician. These areas are among Dr. Mulvaney's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Sacred Heart Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Mulvaney is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Approaches, High Cholesterol

Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 310
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Arredondo is a family medicine practitioner. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Arredondo's clinical interests encompass diabetes and chronic illness. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Arredondo honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Illness

Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Evergreen Drive
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Feinberg works as a family practice physician. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Feinberg has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and skin procedures. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feinberg graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Feinberg completed a residency program at Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Procedures

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Cherry Tree Road
Aston, PA
 

Dr. William Ware's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ware accepts. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ware's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Specializes in Podiatry
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Katherine Sydnor's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and sports health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sydnor honors. Dr. Sydnor trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia for her residency. Dr. Sydnor is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
145 S Brinton Lake Road; First Floor
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Aradhana Ishwar's specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ishwar graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ishwar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Specializes in Family Medicine
145 S Brinton Lake Rd; Glen
Mills, PA
 

Dr. Michael Wisser sees patients in Glen Mills, PA and Mills, PA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wisser include diabetes, skin excisions, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing his residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Wisser attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wisser takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Skin Excisions, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Samuel Romirowsky, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
20 West 3rd Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Sam Romirowsky's area of specialization is psychology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Romirowsky's clinical interests include adoption issues, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Infidelity Issues, Diagnostic Evaluation, Separation, Cognitive Therapy, Premarital Counseling, ... (Read more)

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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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