We found 29 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Courtney A Tibble, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Tibble's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tibble include diabetes and metabolism. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tibble's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tibble is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Wong specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Sacramento, CA. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Wong has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ginger R McMullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ginger McMullen is an endocrinologist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. McMullen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. McMullen average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McMullen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal Noel Carter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Carter specializes in family medicine. She has a special interest in general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carter is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Carter trained at Ventura County Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman practices family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program's residency program. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hitzeman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Hitzeman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Hypertension, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marion W Leff, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Marion Leff is a family medicine practitioner in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Leff's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Leff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Carrie Cole Yiakis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Carrie Yiakis' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Yiakis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yiakis is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Webster Guile, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Guile's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Guile is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Guile's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker works as a family medicine physician in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baker include general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Baker is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Jeffrey A Graham, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Graham highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in women's health issues. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at Valley Medical Center, Dr. Graham attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Graham speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. James B Beckett, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #420
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. James Beckett is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beckett's clinical interests encompass general care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Beckett is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James Frederic Lee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2101 Stone Boulevard; Suite 190
West Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. James Lee works as a family medicine physician in West Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Lee graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Dawei Zheng, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4635 Freeport Boulevard; #d
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Dawei Zheng sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Zheng has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from Shandong University and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Zheng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andrew D Factor, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Factor specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Factor speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Factor focuses on general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Factor attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Alexander King Chen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Chen works as an internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Chen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Dr. Bryan T Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Nelson practices family medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Nelson is accepting new patients.

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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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