We found 27 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Endocrinology & Metabolism, S025
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She works in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. She speaks Norwegian. Dr. Kirkeby's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Kirkeby trained at California Pacific Medical Center for her residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kirkeby is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kirkeby is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol S Clewans, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Carol Clewans' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Clewans's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Clewans attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Clewans'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, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Diane I Suchet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Diane Suchet practices pediatric endocrinology in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Patients rated Dr. Suchet highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her training includes residency programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She speaks French. Dr. Suchet is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Type 1 Diabetes, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Grace Wu Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Grace Chan, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chan's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Lara Lyn An Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lara Wong is a specialist in adult endocrinology. After attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Wong completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Andrea M Tom, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Tom's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tom include diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tom is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew B Stenerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Mountain View Center; 701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Stenerson practices pediatric endocrinology in Mountain View, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. He is especially interested in endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Stenerson completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stenerson's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Norra A Kwong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Floor 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Norra Kwong works as an endocrinologist. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwong include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Kwong takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Sarah Nicole Carranza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Torres' specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Torres has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Torres takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Torres is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Crystal Marie Smith-Spangler, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Smith-Spangler's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith-Spangler include diabetes and general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith-Spangler honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith-Spangler is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Medina include women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Medina performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Medina average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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. Liza Hope Kunz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2485 Hospital Drive; Suite 231
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Liza Kunz works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Mountain View, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Kunz attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kunz accepts. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kunz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Margie Dee Lim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
805 Veterans Boulevard; Suite 100
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Margie Lim practices general internal medicine in Redwood City, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Lim's clinical interests include general care. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lim trained at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Hong's areas of expertise include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Hong a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Hong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Marina L Tostado, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E El Camnio Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Marina Tostado works as an internist in Mountain View, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tostado has a special interest in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tostado honors. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Tostado speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Amy Ellen Wong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2485 Hospital Drive; Suite 231
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Amy Wong's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She has indicated that her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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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