We found 31 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna QPOS near San Mateo, CA.

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Dr. Andrea Michelle Tom, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Tom is an adult endocrinology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Tom is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tom's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's residency program.

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Dr. William D Zigrang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 202
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. William Zigrang, who practices in Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zigrang average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zigrang include diabetes and metabolism. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Zigrang attended Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Alice Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Alice Liu is a San Carlos, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu accepts. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Liu has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Tyler Francis Aguinaldo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Tyler Aguinaldo sees patients in Burlingame, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Aguinaldo's areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Aguinaldo is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Norra A Kwong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Norra Kwong's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kwong attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Timothy Q Offensend, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 700
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Offensend specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and practices in San Mateo, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Offensend include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Offensend honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Offensend attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Regina Lisa Arvon, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
1720 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Regina Arvon is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics specialist in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Before performing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Arvon attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Arvon is especially interested in high risk pregnancy, genetic issues, and fibroids. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Arvon is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Seema Sangwan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 102
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Seema Sangwan's specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Sangwan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sangwan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Heidi Marie Stroessner-Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Stroessner-Johnson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson is especially interested in general care. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Stroessner-Johnson speaks Spanish. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Weight Management

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, 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.

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Dr. Amy C Portmore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Portmore is an internist. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Portmore's medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is especially interested in general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Portmore is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Wen Liang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Wen Liang's area of specialization is family medicine. She has a special interest in general care. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Liang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended Capital Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Liang is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Amy Ellen Wong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Wong's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Wong performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Blood Clots

Dr. Liza Hope Kunz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Liza Kunz's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kunz is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kunz takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Blood Clots

Dr. Margie Dee Lim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Margie Lim specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Redwood City, CA and San Carlos, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Lim is 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Lim is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lim is closed to new patients at this time. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center.

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Dr. Amy S Brendel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Brendel's specialty is general internal medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Brendel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Brendel attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Brendel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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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