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We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna HealthFund PPO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Diana Mirella Antoniucci, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Diana Antoniucci's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Antoniucci's areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Antoniucci is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for her residency. Dr. Antoniucci is conversant in Italian.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Elizabeth Earle, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Earle works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Earle offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Earle attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Earle is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She is conversant in Norwegian. Dr. Kirkeby's clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Kirkeby is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Y Yin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Yin, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Yin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yin's office for an appointment. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Yin offers language support for Cantonese and Spanish-speaking patients.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa E Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Weinberg's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Weinberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinberg's office for an appointment. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Lisa Arvon, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 601
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Regina Arvon is a perinatologist and genetics specialist. Dr. Arvon is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, genetic issues, and fibroids. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Before performing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Arvon attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Arvon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Genetic Issues, Genetic Counseling, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Clifford Vazquez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
350 Rhode Island Street; Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Vazquez's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Vazquez has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vazquez honors. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Vazquez attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Vazquez is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2300 California Street; Suite 103
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima works as a family medicine practitioner and alternative medicine practitioner. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hiroshima include general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiroshima takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Alternative ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce E Hansen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 309
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Hansen practices general internal medicine. Dr. Hansen's clinical interests include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hansen honors. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Hansen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Potrero Avenue; #6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melinda M Scully, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 230c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Melinda Scully practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Scully graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scully is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy

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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.