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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aghighi include diabetes and metabolism. On average, patients gave Dr. Aghighi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at The National University of Iran. She trained at Maricopa Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Aghighi speaks Persian. Dr. Aghighi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Yun completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Yun (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, who practices in San Jose, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gould include women's health issues. Dr. Gould's hospital/clinic 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 Southern California (USC), Dr. Gould attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gould honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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. Anjali V Sagdeo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Sagdeo practices general internal medicine in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Sagdeo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Sagdeo include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at Government Medical College and Nagpur University. Dr. Sagdeo's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sagdeo's office for an appointment.

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

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 encompass general care. Dr. Tong has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Tong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Teri Pham specializes in general internal medicine and practices in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese.

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

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

Dr. Nidhi Jacob specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jacob's clinical interests 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. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. 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. Dinah Sukharev, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Dina Sukharev's specialty is family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sukharev's clinical interests include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sukharev honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, she speaks Russian.

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

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

Dr. Denise Babin is a family practitioner in San Jose, CA. In her practice, Dr. Babin focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Babin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah works as an internist in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Shah trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She is especially interested in general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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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 is a general internist. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Srinivasan's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Srinivasan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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) in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. 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). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amburgey honors. She is conversant in Turkish. Dr. Amburgey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network 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: Hypertension, Amniocentesis, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, ... (Read more)

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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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