We found 39 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Mountain View, CA.

Dr. Rajiv B Roy, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Roy, who practices in Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Roy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. Georges Maxime Argoud, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
340 Fourth Avenue; Suite 7a
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Georges Argoud specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Argoud average 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Argoud accepts. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Argoud trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Argoud is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Louis G Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Louis Christiansen is an endocrinologist in San Diego, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Christiansen studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. Juan M Calderon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
340 4th Avenue; Suite 12
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Juan Calderon is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. After attending National University of San Marcos for medical school, Dr. Calderon completed his residency training at Hartford Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Clinical interests for Dr. Calderon include diabetes and metabolism. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calderon accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Calderon's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine specializes in family medicine and practices in Coronado, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield. Dr. Considine graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linhkieu Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen is a family practice physician. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pedrotty average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Klein attended medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Kidney Stones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Norton Fagerlund, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 200
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Laura Petrovich's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petrovich is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Kettlehake a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Leon R Kelley, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
292 Euclid Avenue; 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Leon Kelley has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Kelley is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Iyabo Olatokunbo Daramola, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2401 Reo Drive
San Diego, CA
 

On average, patients gave Dr. Iyabo Daramola a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Daramola studied medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, Headache, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Preston Hansen, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1117 10th Street
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Hansen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Sabrina A Falquier, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sabrina Falquier has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Falquier is a graduate of New York Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Tami M Nakahara, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Other
550 Washington Street; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tami Nakahara's hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Nakahara attended Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Anna Louise Techentin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anna Techentin sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Techentin is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine.

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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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