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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi is an endocrinologist in Springfield, PA and Glen Mills, PA. Her residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zuberi include thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zuberi include: "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Zuberi is 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
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Springfield, PA and Glen Mills, PA. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shamsuddin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally 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
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. In Dr. Gandikota's practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Romansky practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Media, PA, Phoenixville, PA, and Havertown, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Romansky trained at Riverside Hospital for residency. Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Injuries

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Witherell is especially interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Witherell has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Sat Arora is an adult nephrology specialist in Upland, PA and Media, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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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
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3305
Media, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Media, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Verma include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. Dr. Verma accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. For her residency, Dr. Verma trained at Girard Medical Center. Dr. Verma has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Julia Bye Siegerman
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
648 Childs Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Julia Siegerman specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Drexel Hill, PA, West Chester, PA, and Havertown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegerman include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Dr. Siegerman's professional affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Parkview Hospital for residency. Dr. Siegerman has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Tendon Repair, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Nails, Heel ... (Read more)

David C Erfle
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. David Erfle is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Media, PA, Havertown, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. For his residency, Dr. Erfle trained at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Erfle has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Erfle welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Limb Preservation, Foot ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 500
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Laura Sproat practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Drexel Hill, PA and Broomall, PA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sproat's clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception

Dr. Barbara Ann Houghton, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 600
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Hannaway's medical specialty is family medicine and urgent care. She completed her residency training at Wilmington Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hannaway takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hannaway is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Alzheimer's Disease

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
8 Morton Avenue; Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Darnall trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. He has a special interest in diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Darnall honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Main Line Today Top Doc Award. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5030 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Brian Friedrich works as an internist in Drexel Hill, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedrich average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes and heart problems. Dr. Friedrich is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedrich accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Springfield Hospital. He has received the following distinction: "Top Docs" in Family Practice, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Edward Villanueva specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Drexel Hill, PA and Havertown, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Villanueva include diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Villanueva is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Villanueva trained at West Jersey Health System. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetes, Limb Preservation, Peripheral Vascular Disease

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

Dr. William Ware works as an internist. Dr. Ware's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ware average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ware accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Robby Wiemer specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Wiemer's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He trained at Florida Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Wounds, Surgical Procedures, 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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