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We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Managed Indemnity near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Patients rated Dr. Honegger highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Honegger's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Rudd a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Rudd performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anderson F Tsai, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Anderson Tsai is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Tsai a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he performed his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Tsai (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Japanese, and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Tsai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Andrew Bard Wallach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue; Suite 300
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wallach works as a family practitioner in Albany, CA. Dr. Wallach has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wallach include general care. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Alachua General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wallach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat is especially interested in women's health issues. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2636 Telegraph Avenue; Suite A
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta practices family medicine. She graduated from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. In Dr. Mehta's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacy Lorae Womack Batzdorf, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 130
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Stacy Womack Batzdorf is a general internist in Berkeley, CA and Sherman Oaks, CA. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, cancer screening, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Womack Batzdorf average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Womack Batzdorf is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in German. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Cancer Screening, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Josephine Nwannekaego Agbowo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Josephine Agbowo specializes in family medicine. Dr. Agbowo graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has a special interest in general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Agbowo average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Agbowo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Thyroid Problems, Intrauterine Device, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Jan Diamond, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Jan Diamond's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diamond include general care. Dr. Diamond is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Diamond completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diamond has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Hepatitis C, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Chronic Illness

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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.