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We found 22 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO 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. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tibble accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tibble 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Wong attended Temple University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Dr. Wong is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ginger McMullen is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. McMullen obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. McMullen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Stan Gambrill is a family practitioner in Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Gambrill is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Gambrill's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is not accepting 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. She is especially interested in general care. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ventura County Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hitzeman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Hitzeman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Marion Leff's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Leff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Leff attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Leff average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leff honors. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Leff is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yiakis accepts. She 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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guile is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guile is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Guile attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baker is closed to 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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Graham is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Valley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Graham is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Beckett's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beckett honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as 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. Andrew D Factor, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Factor practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Factor average 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Factor's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Factor's office for an appointment.

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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 studied medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rachel Hollander's medical specialty is family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Hollander has a special interest in general care. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hollander takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Shannon C Becker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; Suite A
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Shannon Becker's area of specialization is family medicine. Before performing her residency at Sutter Health, Dr. Becker attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Becker's clinical interests include general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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.