We found 7 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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Diaz-Arjonilla speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Diaz-Arjonilla include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz-Arjonilla honors. Dr. Diaz-Arjonilla is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Roberts focuses on general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Roberts average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Roberts is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Barry Schneidewind practices family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Schneidewind attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schneidewind's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneidewind is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Vinutha Raj is a general internist in Lincoln, CA. Dr. Raj is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. For her residency, Dr. Raj trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Her 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. Duane A Worley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; #b
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Duane Worley's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Worley's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and residency at Scottsdale Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel.

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

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

Dr. Julie Baur is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Baur's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver. Dr. Baur's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Sadaf Najmabadi works as an internist in Lincoln, CA. Dr. Najmabadi (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Najmabadi graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles and then she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting 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.
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