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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 practices adult endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aghighi is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of The National University of Iran and a graduate of Maricopa Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Aghighi is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yun include women's health issues. Dr. Yun is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yun accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Yun studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Yun (or staff) speaks 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Gould honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Gould's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 works as a perinatologist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Amburgey attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Amburgey accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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 general OB/GYN in San Jose, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacob include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Jacob trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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's specialty is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tong include general care. He is rated highly by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tong honors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tong has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Denise Babin's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Babin has a special interest in general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Babin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Dina Sukharev sees patients in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sukharev has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Sukharev is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Sukharev attended I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy for medical school. She is conversant in Russian.

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

Dr. Anjali Sagdeo's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Sagdeo is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sagdeo honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. 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 the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Education

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

Dr. Teri Pham's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Pham focuses on general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Pham obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Pham speaks Vietnamese.

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

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Srinivasan's clinical interests include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Srinivasan is a graduate of 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. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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.