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 sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Aghighi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of The National University of Iran. Her training includes a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Aghighi 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. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Matthew Stenerson works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stenerson include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Stenerson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Pragathi Saligram specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, and Bangalore University, Dr. Saligram performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

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. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oderman has a special interest in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oderman is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Oderman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

Read more

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 sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodman accepts. Dr. Goodman studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goodman completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Goodman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Beingesser takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

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's specialty is family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkler honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Winkler studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. She 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Barker's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barker takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Barker attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Barker is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Howard Salvay is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Santa Cruz, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Salvay average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salvay include women's health issues. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Salvay is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

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 in Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Cortes performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is especially interested in general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Cortes is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cortes speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Kimberly Owens practices family medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Owens is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Owens is not currently accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Eric S Parsons, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Eric Parsons is a family practitioner. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Parsons is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed his residency at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Contraception, Migraine, Heart ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

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.