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We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept MultiPlan near San Jose, CA.

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

Dr. Sayema Saifullah sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and Danville, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. She is especially interested in general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Saifullah a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jane Varner works as a family practitioner. In her practice, Dr. Varner focuses on general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Varner completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Patient ratings for Dr. Varner average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varner honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Parul Kumar works as an internist in Santa Clara, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Kumar focuses on general care. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Kumar a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Hiroshima has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hiroshima has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Emanuel Elias' specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Elias's clinical interests: general care and sports health. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Elias trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Ouyang practices general internal medicine in Santa Clara, CA. Patients gave Dr. Ouyang an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include general care. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Ouyang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Teri Pham's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Pham focuses on general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Pham obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Pham speaks Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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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.