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We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Marcia Constance Peck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Peck is an adult endocrinology specialist in Castro Valley, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Peck has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Peck honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger is an adult endocrinology specialist in San Ramon, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Shlesinger studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shlesinger completed residency programs at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In his practice, he is particularly interested in disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shlesinger takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Shlesinger is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh practices adult cardiology in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Abudayeh at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Abudayeh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Sally Lee Beazlie-Walker, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sally Beazlie-Walker is a family medicine physician in Castro Valley, CA. Her clinical interests encompass general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Beazlie-Walker is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at VCU Riverside Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Beazlie-Walker attended Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, General Care, ... (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. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Polisetty has a special interest in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Xu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Xu include general care. She is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Xu trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for her residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Xu welcomes 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 her practice, Dr. Chandler focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Chandler honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Chandler attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Chandler (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is open to new patients.

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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. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta practices family medicine in Castro Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta graduated from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting 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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Rajah is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders and general care. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rajah's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Rajah attended the University of Ceylon for medical school. Dr. Rajah (or staff) speaks Tamil. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Medication Management, Polysomnography, Multiple Sleep ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jon Rasak practices general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rasak speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave Dr. Rasak an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rasak accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Hayward, CA and Pleasanton, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vatannia attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Vatannia is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Vatannia 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)

Dr. Bruce A Robertson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13851 East 14th Street; Suite 102
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Robertson specializes in family medicine. Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He has a special interest in general care. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Robertson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Robertson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (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 obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, Dr. Robinson focuses on general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Robinson is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He offers language support for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Robinson's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Robinson 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)

Dr. Nehal V Ghevariya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13847 E 14th Street; Suite 115
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Nehal Ghevariya is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghevariya include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Saurashtra University. For her residency, Dr. Ghevariya trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ghevariya offers language support for Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Cancer Screening, Hepatitis, Metabolic Syndrome, Low Testosterone, ... (Read more)

Dr. Huong T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Huong Nguyen practices family medicine in Castro Valley, CA. She attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.