We found 19 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Anthem EPO near Coronado, CA.

Dr. Louis G Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Louis Christiansen specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in San Diego, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Christiansen is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Christiansen's clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christiansen is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. Jeffrey A Sandler, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 508
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sandler's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Sandler's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Sandler has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Sandler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Sandler is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. John Pedrotty is a family medicine physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. Dr. Pedrotty is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pedrotty takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Pedrotty has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Norton Fagerlund, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 200
Coronado, CA
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Laura Petrovich average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. Dr. Petrovich is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrovich accepts. Dr. Petrovich's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Dr. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Coronado, CA. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kettlehake average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kettlehake attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sabrina A Falquier, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sabrina Falquier studied medicine at New York Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her clinical interests include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Falquier is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Falquier takes. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, Dr. Falquier is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. David Preston Hansen, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1117 10th Street
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Hansen is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hansen's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, preventive care, and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hansen is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Anna Louise Techentin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anna Techentin's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Techentin include warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Techentin is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Techentin takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Thomas Harless, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

These areas are among Dr. W. Harless' clinical interests: ulcers, kidney stones, and wellness programs. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Harless takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Harless performed his residency at Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Kathryn P Nemanich, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Maxwell practices family medicine in San Diego, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Maxwell include warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maxwell takes. Dr. Maxwell is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corinne Ashley Yarbrough, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

These areas are among Dr. Corinne Yarbrough's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryosurgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yarbrough honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Yarbrough attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Yarbrough speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Neck Pain, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Isabelle Claire Chughtai-Harvey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Isabelle Chughtai-Harvey's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chughtai-Harvey include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and contraception (birth control). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Chughtai-Harvey attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Chughtai-Harvey is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Shingles, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard L Fassett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4116 W. Point Loma Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Fassett sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fassett include warts, menopause, and depression. Dr. Fassett is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Janelle Donahue Pegg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Janelle Pegg is a family medicine physician. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pegg completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pegg is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety, Panic Disorder

Dr. Dawn M Long, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Fir Street; #5
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Long's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Long's areas of expertise include the following: warts, liver disease, and cryosurgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Long welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jenny Wong, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Jenny Wong's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include diabetes, depression, and cryosurgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wong's office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California.

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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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