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We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Chula Vista, CA.

Dr. Georges Maxime Argoud, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
340 Fourth Avenue; Suite 7a
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Georges Argoud, who practices in Chula Vista, CA and Solana Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Argoud's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include diabetes, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Argoud is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Argoud's residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Juan M Calderon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
340 4th Avenue; Suite 12
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Juan Calderon practices adult endocrinology. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Calderon is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Calderon is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Considine studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Warren Hospital. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty practices family medicine in Coronado, CA. His areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pedrotty attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pedrotty accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Iyabo Olatokunbo Daramola, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2401 Reo Drive
San Diego, CA
 

After completing medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences, Dr. Iyabo Daramola performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Daramola at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Daramola's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Leon R Kelley, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Leon Kelley is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kelley's areas of expertise include warts, adoption issues, and adolescent gynecology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kelley welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory T Czer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
754 Medical Center Court; Suite 100
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Czer practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Czer has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), sleep apnea, and nutrition issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Czer attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Dr. David Preston Hansen, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
754 Medical Center Court; #100
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Hansen speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in diabetes, preventive care, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hansen attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hansen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hansen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Rocio M Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 516
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Rocio Flores is an adult hospital medicine specialist. These areas are among Dr. Flores's clinical interests: depression, general care, and women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Flores is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 205
Coronado, CA
 

Patient reviews placed Dr. Peter Kelly at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, kidney stones, and recurrent infections. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly is open to new patients. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
752 Medical Center Court; Suite 200
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Elaine Curtis specializes in family medicine and general internal medicine and practices in Chula Vista, CA. She is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. These areas are among Dr. Curtis's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curtis honors. Dr. Curtis (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Curtis is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Curtis is accepting new patients.

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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.