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We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Managed Indemnity near Los Gatos, CA.

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

Dr. Bahar Aghighi sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Aghighi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of The National University of Iran. Her training includes a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Aghighi 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. She welcomes 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Yun takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Yun (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yun is accepting new patients.

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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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Gould graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for her residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gould's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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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 in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Amburgey is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. She is conversant in Turkish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

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

Dr. Nidhi Jacob sees patients in San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jacob's practice is open to 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 is an internist in San Jose, CA. His clinical interests include general care. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Tong completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Sagdeo is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sagdeo's 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's medical specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Babin include general care. Dr. Babin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babin's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 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 is a general internist in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Pham is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's residency program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Pham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is family medicine. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sukharev has a special interest in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sukharev is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She 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. She is accepting 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Srinivasan has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Srinivasan 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.