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We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Lincoln, CA.

Dr. Maruja Del Valle Diaz-Arjonilla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1160 Sunset Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
 

Dr. Maruja Diaz-Arjonilla is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Rocklin, CA and Orange, CA. Dr. Diaz-Arjonilla attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diaz-Arjonilla speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Kismet T Roberts, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1160 Sunset Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
 

Dr. Kismet Roberts works as a family practitioner in Rocklin, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include general care. Dr. Roberts is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Barry Steven Schneidewind, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Barry Schneidewind practices family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schneidewind include general care. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Schneidewind completed his residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Vinutha Raj, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Vinutha Raj's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Raj attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Raj's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Felicia Kaur Jodhka, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1160 Sunset Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
 

Dr. Felicia Jodhka's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Jodhka takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Jodhka completed her residency training at Mercy Medical Center Merced.

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Dr. Duane A Worley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; #b
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Duane Worley specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Worley include diabetes, heart problems, and general care. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Worley is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a graduate of Scottsdale Healthcare's residency program. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Worley is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Ngoc-Truc Thuy Duong, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1160 Sunset Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc-Truc Duong is a family medicine practitioner in Rocklin, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Duong include general care. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duong studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Duong trained at Methodist Hospital of Sacramento for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Julie K Baur, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1160 Sunset Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
 

Dr. Julie Baur sees patients in Rocklin, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Baur's clinical interests include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Baur completed her residency training at St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Sadaf Najmabadi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
801 Sterling Parkway; #120
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Sadaf Najmabadi sees patients in Lincoln, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Najmabadi studied medicine at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Her residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. She is especially interested in general care. Dr. Najmabadi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Najmabadi (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Najmabadi's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care

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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.