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We found 50 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 area of specialization is adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Antoniucci include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Antoniucci honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Antoniucci speaks Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in San Francisco, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include diabetes. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Karen Earle is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Earle attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Earle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. For her professional training, Dr. Kirkeby completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Kirkeby focuses on diabetes and metabolism. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirkeby is conversant in Norwegian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her practice is open to 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 practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Blevins's areas of expertise consist of cushing's syndrome, pituitary tumor, and hypogonadism. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. 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: 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 is an endocrinologist in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. Before performing his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Yin attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Yin's clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yin offers language support for Cantonese and Spanish-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new 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 is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinberg include diabetes and metabolism. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weinberg attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Weinberg's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Stephen Rosenthal's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenthal include diabetes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Rosenthal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenthal has an open panel. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Rosenthal trained at Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks 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 is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. His clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Masharani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of London. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Masharani is conversant in Gujarati. He 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in San Francisco, CA. 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 is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Martha Kennedy is an adult endocrinology specialist. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Kennedy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Kennedy is professionally 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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. German is especially interested in diabetes. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Adi honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Adi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Adi is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Robert Rushakoff is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Rushakoff is especially interested in cushing's syndrome, diabetes, and pheochromocytoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 include diabetes. Dr. Gitelman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gitelman attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Gitelman is open to new patients.

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

Dr. J. Tyrrell's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. His areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, pituitary tumor, and hypogonadism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyrrell takes. 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. Dr. Tyrrell has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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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.