We found 8 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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Honegger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Berkeley, CA and Richmond, CA. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Rudd is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Rudd completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rudd's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Andrew Wallach is an Albany, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Wallach highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wallach focuses on general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Wallach's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at Alachua General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Venkat trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

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

Dr. Stacy Womack Batzdorf's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cancer screening, and heart problems. Dr. Womack Batzdorf's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Womack Batzdorf studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Womack Batzdorf speaks German.

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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 works as a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Agbowo include general care. Dr. Agbowo is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Agbowo is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agbowo honors. 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 works as a family medicine practitioner in Albany, CA. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Diamond is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Diamond attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Diamond is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Mukulika Mehta is a family medicine physician. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. She is especially interested in general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She 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)

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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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