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We found 20 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Courtney Tibble is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tibble's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tibble takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Daniel Wong works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Wong's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ginger McMullen is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. McMullen has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients gave Dr. McMullen an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Stan Gambrill's specialty is family medicine. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Gambrill completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Gambrill focuses on general care. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gambrill is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Crystal Carter's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carter include general care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Carter is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and a graduate of Ventura County Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, 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 is a family practice physician in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hitzeman include general care. Dr. Hitzeman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hitzeman accepts. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hitzeman completed his residency training at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Marion Leff is a family practitioner. Dr. Leff graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Leff has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Leff's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Carrie Yiakis is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is especially interested in women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yiakis is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Yiakis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her practice 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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Guile is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. His clinical interests include women's health issues. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Guile's 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's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Baker's clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baker 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Sacramento, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Graham is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Graham graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Valley Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Beckett focuses on general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beckett honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Beckett studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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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 works as a general internist. Dr. Factor speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Factor completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 is an internist in Sacramento, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chen is especially interested in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Chen is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin.

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

Dr. Shannon Becker specializes in family medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Becker completed her residency training at Sutter Health. Her areas of expertise include general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Becker is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Haynes include general care. Dr. Haynes is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Haynes attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Haynes 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.