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We found 29 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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Tibble attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tibble takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tibble is accepting 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 is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Wong attended Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ginger McMullen, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. McMullen include diabetes and metabolism. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. McMullen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carter include general care. Dr. Carter accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Carter trained at Ventura County Medical Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's specialty is family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Hitzeman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hitzeman is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program for his residency. Dr. Hitzeman speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a family practice physician in Sacramento, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Leff average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Leff honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Leff obtained her medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Leff is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carrie Yiakis is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Sacramento, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Yiakis accepts 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 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Guile honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guile 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Baker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Graham specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Graham attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Valley Medical Center. He is especially interested in women's health issues. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Graham takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He 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. Dawei Zheng, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4635 Freeport Boulevard; #d
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Dawei Zheng specializes in family medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Zheng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Shandong University. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for his residency. Dr. Zheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Beckett's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Beckett attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Beckett focuses on general care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beckett honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 practices family medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Andrew Factor is a general internist in Sacramento, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Factor's areas of expertise include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Factor takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He speaks Mandarin. 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 attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Rachel Fisher Hollander, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4860 Y Street; Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Hollander's specialty is family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Hollander focuses on general care. Patients gave Dr. Hollander an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Hollander is not currently 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.