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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 specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Roy is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Roy speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Louis Christiansen works as an endocrinologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Christiansen attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Christiansen has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Christiansen is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Christiansen has an open panel.

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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 works as an endocrinologist in Chula Vista, CA and Solana Beach, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Argoud's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Argoud takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Juan Calderon specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Calderon accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Hartford Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Calderon attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Calderon is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Considine is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Warren Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, 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 physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include abuse, ulcers, and depression. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Coronado, CA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kettlehake include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kettlehake studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Areas of expertise for Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Klein is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has a closed panel. Dr. Klein attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. He speaks German.

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All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, 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 graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Petrovich trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Petrovich average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrovich accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Pedrotty specializes in family medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pedrotty's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pedrotty accepts. Before performing his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Pedrotty attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Pedrotty has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Patient reviews placed Dr. Iyabo Daramola at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. Dr. Daramola honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Daramola is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Sabrina Falquier is especially interested in diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Falquier honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Falquier is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, Dr. Leon Kelley completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, adoption issues, and adolescent gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Techentin is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Techentin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. David Hansen speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, preventive care, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hansen obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Hansen is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Kathryn P Nemanich, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Maxwell sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialties are family medicine and emergency medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Maxwell include warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Maxwell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Maxwell is accepting new patients.

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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.