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We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Viant near Elk Grove, CA.

Dr. Andrew G Hudnut, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hudnut works as a family practitioner. Dr. Hudnut studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has a special interest in general care. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Hudnut is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hudnut is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Bhaskara G Reddy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Bhaskara Reddy's specialty is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reddy include general care. Dr. Reddy takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at Andhra Medical College and residency at Altoona Regional Health System. Dr. Reddy has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Todd M Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Todd Fisher is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Fisher average 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Fisher's practice, he is particularly interested in general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Fisher is not currently accepting new patients. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Dr. Francisco J Prieto, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #215
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Francisco Prieto specializes in family medicine and practices in Elk Grove, CA. He is especially interested in diabetes, nutrition counseling, and preventive care. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Prieto is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, General Care, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Julieta Dominguez- Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #215
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Julieta Dominguez-Jones is a family medicine physician in San Martin, CA and Elk Grove, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Dominguez-Jones speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at San Jose Medical Center. Dr. Dominguez-Jones honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Ruenell D Adams Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Ruenell Adams' area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adams include general care. Dr. Adams is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Adams is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Haynes's clinical interests encompass general care. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Haynes's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Therese Eyre Rosellini, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Therese Rosellini's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For her professional training, Dr. Rosellini completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosellini include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rosellini has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosellini is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational 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.