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We found 10 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
111 Deerwood Road; #180
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Shlesinger average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shlesinger is especially interested in disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shlesinger obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Sally Lee Beazlie-Walker, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sally Beazlie-Walker sees patients in Castro Valley, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is especially interested in general care. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Beazlie-Walker's education and training includes medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at VCU Riverside Family Medicine Residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Beazlie-Walker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
20700 Lake Chabot Road; #107
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abudayeh is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rama Devi Polisetty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Rama Polisetty practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Hayward, CA. She graduated from Andhra Medical College and then she performed her residency at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Polisetty has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polisetty honors. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Polisetty has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Breast Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ling Xu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite #307
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ling Xu is an internist in Castro Valley, CA. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Xu has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Xu is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Biopsy, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Chandler (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese. She is especially interested in women's health issues. She is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandler has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 Porter Drive; Suite 300
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Jon Rasak's medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rasak include tonsilitis, contraception (birth control), and depression. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Rasak takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Vatannia attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Vatannia trained at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Vatannia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vatannia's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ratnasothy S Rajah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
13847 E. 14th Street; Suite 216
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Ratnasothy Rajah works as a general internist and geriatrician in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Rajah (or staff) is conversant in Tamil. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. He has a special interest in general care. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He attended the University of Ceylon and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Rajah is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Intensive Care, Dementia, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Lung Cancer, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Justin Robinson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
20700 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 107
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Paul Robinson is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Robinson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Robinson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He offers interpreting services for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. His professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Wounds, Preventive Care, Weight Management, ... (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.