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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W. Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. For her professional training, Dr. Zuberi completed residency programs at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. Her areas of expertise include thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. Dr. Zuberi honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuberi has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks Urdu. She 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 W. Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. 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
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 424
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota is an adult endocrinology specialist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Springfield, PA. In her practice, Dr. Gandikota focuses on thyroid problems. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Gandikota has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patients gave Dr. Romansky an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Riverside Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell sees patients in Upland, PA, Media, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witherell honors. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

Dr. Sat Sat Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 303
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Upland, PA and Media, PA. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Arora is open to 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
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Po Box, Suite 401
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verma include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Verma trained at Girard Medical Center. Dr. Verma has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Dr. Verma's 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 is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegerman include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Dr. Siegerman is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Siegerman completed a residency program at Parkview Hospital. Dr. Siegerman has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Media, PA, Exton, PA, and Havertown, PA. He completed his residency training at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Erfle honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Erfle speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. His practice is open to 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
2100 Keystone Avenue; Medical Office Building, Suite 707
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Laura Sproat is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Sproat has a special interest in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Sproat attended medical school at 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and urgent care. Clinical interests for Dr. Hannaway include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. For her residency, Dr. Hannaway trained at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hannaway has a closed panel.

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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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Ridley Park, PA. His areas of expertise include diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Darnall is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Darnall 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 practices general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and heart problems. Patients gave Dr. Friedrich an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Friedrich performed his residency at Springfield Hospital. He has received the following distinction: "Top Docs" in Family Practice, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2501 Garrett Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Edward Villanueva's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Drexel Hill, PA and Havertown, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Villanueva's clinical interests: diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His training includes a residency program at West Jersey Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Villanueva speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tohamy attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy is professionally 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 General Internal Medicine
5030 State Road; Suite 2-400
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Neeti Rastogi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Rastogi graduated from LLRM Medical College, Meerut. Her training includes a residency program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rastogi include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rastogi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Rastogi is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: 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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