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 is an adult endocrinologist in Chula Vista, CA and Del Mar, CA. He has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Roy is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Roy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). 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. Louis G Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Louis Christiansen's specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Christiansen's clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christiansen accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Christiansen is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is accepting new patients.

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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 an adult endocrinologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Calderon attended National University of San Marcos and then went on to complete his residency at Hartford Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Calderon speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Georges Argoud works as an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Argoud include diabetes, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Argoud completed his residency training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Warren Hospital. Dr. Considine is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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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 San Diego, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Nguyen highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, ulcers, and depression. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for her residency. She is conversant in Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Pedrotty works as a family practice physician. Patients gave Dr. Pedrotty an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedrotty studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pedrotty trained at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pedrotty welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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. Dr. Kettlehake is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kettlehake completed her residency training at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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
 

These areas are among Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein's clinical interests: warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Klein is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for his residency. Dr. Klein 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
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Laura Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Petrovich's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petrovich takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Areas of expertise for Dr. Leon Kelley include warts, adoption issues, and adolescent gynecology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelley studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Kelley is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kelley is open to new patients.

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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
 

Dr. Iyabo Daramola attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daramola include diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Daramola is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sabrina Falquier is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Falquier studied medicine at New York Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for her residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Falquier is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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
 

Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Tami Nakahara attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent gynecology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nakahara honors. Dr. Nakahara is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Nakahara welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

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 graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Techentin include warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). On average, patients gave Dr. Techentin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Techentin is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Hansen is especially interested in diabetes, preventive care, and arthritis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Hansen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hansen welcomes new patients.

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

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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.