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We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Private Healthcare Systems 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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All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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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All Interests: Diabetes

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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All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal ... (Read more)

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

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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All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal ... (Read more)

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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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Lisa Arvon, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
3700 California Street; Suite #1320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Regina Arvon is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and genetics specialist in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of high risk pregnancy, genetic issues, and fibroids. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Arvon studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Arvon has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Arvon's professional affiliations include 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Genetic Issues, Genetic Counseling, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Clifford Vazquez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
350 Rhode Island Street; Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Vazquez's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Vazquez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Vazquez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2300 California Street; Suite 103
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima's specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Hiroshima has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hiroshima has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Alternative ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce E Hansen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 309
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Hansen is an internist in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hansen include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hansen speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hansen is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Potrero Avenue; #6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat is especially interested in women's health issues. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is open to 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. Melinda M Scully, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3700 California Street; Suite 4360
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Melinda Scully's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Scully's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scully honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy

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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.