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We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept SutterSelect near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Bahar Aghighi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Bahar Aghighi practices adult endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aghighi is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of The National University of Iran and a graduate of Maricopa Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Aghighi is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Audrey Elisabeth Arzamendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
815 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Arzamendi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Arzamendi (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arzamendi include diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Arzamendi studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Arzamendi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Bryan Stenerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Stenerson's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He has a special interest in turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Stenerson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Stenerson obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Type 1 Diabetes, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Pragathi Saligram, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
815 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Pragathi Saligram is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Greenbrae, CA and Capitola, CA. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saligram is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, and Bangalore University and then went on to complete her residency at Baystate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Laetitia Marie-Jane Poisson De Souzy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Laetitia Oderman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Oderman include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Oderman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Oderman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilbert Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Goodman's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Goodman is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Beingesser attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Vickie L Winkler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
115 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Vickie Winkler practices family medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. Before performing her residency at Natividad Medical Center, Dr. Winkler attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Winkler include general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Winkler is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, General Care, Menopause, Preventive Care, Intrauterine Device, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Catrin Barker, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Barker specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Scotts Valley, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Barker's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Barker is not currently accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Barker speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Steven Alberto Cortes, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 Water Street; Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Cortes works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Cortes is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Cortes obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Salvay is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Salvay focuses on women's health issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Salvay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Joyce Owens, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Owens' specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Owens's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Owens takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, Cholesterol Problems, Infections

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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.