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We found 49 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield of California near Richmond, CA.

Dr. Diana Mirella Antoniucci, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Diana Antoniucci's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Antoniucci's areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Antoniucci is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for her residency. Dr. Antoniucci is conversant in Italian.

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Dr. Karen Elizabeth Earle, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Earle works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Earle offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Earle attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Earle is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She is conversant in Norwegian. Dr. Kirkeby's clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Kirkeby is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Lewis Stuart Blevins Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lewis Blevins is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blevins include cushing's syndrome, pituitary tumor, and hypogonadism. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Blevins is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypogonadism, Diabetes, Cushing's Syndrome, Pituitary Tumor, Acromegaly

Dr. Anthony Y Yin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Yin, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Yin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yin's office for an appointment. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Yin offers language support for Cantonese and Spanish-speaking patients.

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Dr. Melissa E Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4150 Clement Street; Veterans Affairs Med Center 111n
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Weinberg's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Weinberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinberg's office for an appointment. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Dr. Mickie Hsiao Mei Cheng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
500 Parnassus Avenue; 5th Floor Box 1222
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mickie Cheng's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include diabetes. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Cheng performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. Stephen Martin Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Rosenthal is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in San Francisco, CA and Salinas, CA. Dr. Rosenthal has a special interest in diabetes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Rosenthal is conversant in French.

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Dr. Umesh Masharani, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
400 Parnassus Avenue; Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Umesh Masharani, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. His areas of clinical interest consist of cushing's syndrome, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Masharani takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of London. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Masharani is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pheochromocytoma, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Cushing's Syndrome

Dr. David G Gardner, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Gardner sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gardner include cushing's syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, and osteoporosis. Dr. Gardner is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Martha Nolte Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Ucsf; A545, 400 Parnassus
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Martha Kennedy's specialty is adult endocrinology. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennedy include diabetes. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kennedy speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael Scott German, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael German is an endocrinologist. He is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. German honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. Saleh Adi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
513 Parnassus Avenue; Room S-672
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Saleh Adi is a pediatric endocrinologist. He is especially interested in diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Adi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Adi is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Adi (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Dr. Robert J Rushakoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Rushakoff practices adult endocrinology in San Francisco, CA. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, diabetes, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Rushakoff takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Cushing's Syndrome

Dr. Stephen E Gitelman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Gitelman is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gitelman attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Gitelman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
400 Parnassus Avenue; Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. J. Tyrrell is a medical specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. His areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, pituitary tumor, and hypogonadism. Dr. Tyrrell is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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.