We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept MultiPlan near San Jose, CA.

Dr. Jane Varner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Jane Varner's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varner include general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Varner performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Parikh Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Parul Kumar's specialty is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include general care. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kumar is not accepting new patients at this time.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA, San Carlos, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Hiroshima studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Hiroshima average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiroshima takes. Dr. Hiroshima's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah works as a family practice physician. She studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Saifullah completed a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. In Dr. Saifullah's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Saifullah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuel Albaran Elias, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Emanuel Elias specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include general care and sports health. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Elias completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Elias accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Exercise Physiology, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Lee Ouyang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Ouyang's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Ouyang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ouyang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ouyang trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Ouyang is not currently accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Teri Doan Pham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
751 S Bascom Avenue; Internal Medicine Department
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Teri Pham is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. In her practice, Dr. Pham focuses on general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Pham attended New York Medical College for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asma Habib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Asma Habib practices general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Habib has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Habib is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Nursing Home ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.