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We found 13 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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In Dr. Antoniucci's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Antoniucci attended Mayo Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Antoniucci speaks Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Earle attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Earle has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Earle's practice 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 practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. For her residency, Dr. Kirkeby trained at California Pacific Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Kirkeby focuses on diabetes and metabolism. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Norwegian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kirkeby's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. He has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Yin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Yin's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Weinberg attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Weinberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Before performing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Arvon attended Temple University School of Medicine. She is especially interested in high risk pregnancy, genetic issues, and fibroids. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arvon takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arvon is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Arvon is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

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

Dr. Robert Vazquez specializes in family medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vazquez's clinical interests encompass general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Vazquez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hiroshima honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hiroshima welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hansen has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hansen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hansen has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkat include women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended Yale School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). 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. Akilesh Palanisamy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2300 California Street; Suite 103
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Akilesh Palanisamy practices family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine in San Francisco, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Palanisamy trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Palanisamy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Tamil. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Palanisamy has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Holistic Approaches, Herbal Medicine, Food Allergy, Crohn's Disease, Guided Imagery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shilpa Madhavan Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 309
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Shilpa Shah is an internist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Shah has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in San Francisco, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Scully at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Scully's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Scully's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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.