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We found 30 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Courtney Tibble's specialty is adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tibble graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Daniel Wong specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Wong trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ginger McMullen's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McMullen's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. McMullen attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Dr. Stanley Robert Gambrill, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Stan Gambrill's area of specialization is family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Gambrill focuses on general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Gambrill average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gambrill takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gambrill is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Crystal Carter works as a family practice physician. Dr. Carter has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ventura County Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carter honors. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Hitzeman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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 speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hitzeman has a closed panel.

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

Dr. James Lee's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests encompass general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Marion Leff's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Leff is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Leff honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Leff attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Carrie Yiakis' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Yiakis's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Matthew Guile is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Guile is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Guile is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guile's 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 practice physician in Sacramento, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baker studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Graham works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. In addition to English, Dr. Graham speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Graham include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Valley Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Graham average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham accepts. Dr. Graham has an open panel.

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

Dr. Dawei Zheng works as a family practitioner. Dr. Zheng's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Zheng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Shandong University, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Zheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. James Beckett works as an internist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Beckett include general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Beckett welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Factor practices general internal medicine in Sacramento, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Factor is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Factor include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Factor is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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 specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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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.