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We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. Bahar Aghighi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Bahar Aghighi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Aghighi's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended The National University of Iran for medical school and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center for residency. Dr. Aghighi is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Esther M Yun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 105
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Esther Yun specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Yun has a special interest in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Yun welcomes new patients. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Yun (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Gould, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 203
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Susan Gould is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Jose, CA. Dr. Gould's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Gould has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, HPV, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Odul Laurie Amburgey, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Odul Amburgey practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Amburgey is conversant in Turkish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Amburgey is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Hypertension, Amniocentesis, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Nidhi Susanna Jacob, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 203
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Nidhi Jacob is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jacob has a special interest in women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. Dr. Jacob's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Chung-Ou Tong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Tong specializes in general internal medicine and practices in San Jose, CA. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Tong's clinical interests encompass general care. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tong is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Anjali V Sagdeo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Sagdeo works as a general internist in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sagdeo accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Sagdeo attended medical school at Government Medical College and Nagpur University. Dr. Sagdeo (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Denise Lynn Babin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Denise Babin is a San Jose, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Babin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Babin is not currently accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Teri Doan Pham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Teri Pham practices general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Pham focuses on general care. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Pham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pham's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dinah Sukharev, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Dina Sukharev specializes in family medicine and practices in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. In her practice, Dr. Sukharev focuses on general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She speaks Russian. Dr. Sukharev is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sukharev has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2585 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah is a general internist in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aarti Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Aarti Srinivasan practices general internal medicine in San Jose, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Srinivasan include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Srinivasan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Srinivasan trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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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.