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We found 14 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 a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Peck's clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peck takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency 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). Dr. Shlesinger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shlesinger speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Abudayeh is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh is accepting new patients.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beazlie-Walker include general care. She takes Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at VCU Riverside Family Medicine Residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Beazlie-Walker has an open panel.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Polisetty has a special interest in women's health issues. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Polisetty is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Polisetty's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, who practices in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is especially interested in women's health issues. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandler is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. Dr. Chandler (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers language support for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is accepting 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. Ling Xu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite #307
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ling Xu is an internist. Her areas of expertise include general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Xu accepts. For her residency, Dr. Xu trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Xu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Mukulika Mehta's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Mehta has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 Porter Drive; Suite 300
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Jon Rasak works as a general internist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rasak include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Rasak is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Rasak is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in 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 is a general OB/GYN in Hayward, CA and Pleasanton, CA. She speaks Persian. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Vatannia is affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before completing her residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Vatannia attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Vatannia takes 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.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Rajah (or staff) is conversant in Tamil. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajah include sleep disorders and general care. Dr. Rajah is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. After attending the University of Ceylon for medical school, Dr. Rajah completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. The average patient rating for Dr. Rajah is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Medication Management, Polysomnography, Multiple Sleep ... (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 and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in San Leandro, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robertson include general care. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Robertson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Castro Valley, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He offers interpreting services for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Robinson is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Robinson's 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)

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

Dr. Nehal Ghevariya practices general internal medicine in San Leandro, CA. Before performing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ghevariya attended Saurashtra University for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghevariya include general care. Dr. Ghevariya is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Ghevariya offers language support for Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan-speaking patients. She is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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