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

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

Dr. Sayema Saifullah's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Saifullah's education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Natividad Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Saifullah include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Daniel Ouyang specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ouyang include general care. Dr. Ouyang's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ouyang graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he 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 sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Kumar's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kumar is closed to 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 specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Hiroshima has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hiroshima is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Pham attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Pham is especially interested in general care. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham is conversant in Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pham has an open panel.

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

Dr. Emanuel Elias works as a family practice physician. These areas are among his clinical interests: general care and sports health. Dr. Elias accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Elias attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Elias is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jane Varner is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests encompass general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Varner a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Varner completed residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Varner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Varner is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah practices general internal medicine in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah has a special interest in general care. Dr. Shah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Asma Habib is a Santa Clara, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Habib include general care. Dr. Habib is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Habib welcomes 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.
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