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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
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 424
Upland, 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 Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, 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
30 Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, 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)

Dr. Jay W Hubsher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1001 Baltimore Pike; Suite 109
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Jay Hubsher sees patients in Darby, PA, Springfield, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Hubsher's clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Hubsher attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Bartol 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 Family Medicine
8 Morton Avenue; Suite 303
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. John Traverso is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Traverso has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Traverso attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, Women's Health Issues

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
1440 Conchester Highway; Suite 10-c
Boothwyn, PA
 

Dr. Katherine Sydnor works as a podiatrist in Kennett Square, PA, Boothwyn, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sydnor include diabetes and sports health. Dr. Sydnor is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. For her residency, Dr. Sydnor trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

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

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

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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
176 S New Middletown Road; Suite 100
Media, PA
 

Dr. David Broyles sees patients in Media, PA. His medical specialty is family medicine. He has a special interest in minor surgery and preventive care. Dr. Broyles is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Broyles's distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine; Philadelphia magazine; and "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Travel Medicine

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Morton Avenue; Taylor Hospital Medical Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Saxon's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Saxon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite Acp 532
Chester, PA
 

Mr. John Ashton works as an internist. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Wounds, Anxiety, Hypertension, Asthma, ... (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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