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We found 13 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Aghighi is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Aghighi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at The National University of Iran, she performed her residency at Maricopa Medical Center. She speaks Persian.

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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Arzamendi is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Arzamendi (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Arzamendi is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Stenerson attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. His clinical interests include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stenerson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an endocrinologist. Before completing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Saligram attended medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, and Bangalore University. In her practice, Dr. Saligram focuses on diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Saligram accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saligram is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Oderman has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oderman takes. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Oderman's 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. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oderman welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient ratings for Dr. Beingesser average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beingesser is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkler has a special interest in general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Natividad Medical Center, Dr. Winkler attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She is professionally 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barker takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). In addition to English, Dr. Barker speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Salvay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salvay 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. Steven Alberto Cortes, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 Water Street; Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Cortes practices family medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Cortes attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Cortes include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Cortes is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cortes is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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. In her practice, Dr. Owens focuses on general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owens takes. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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

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

Dr. Eric Parsons specializes in family medicine. Dr. Parsons attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Parsons welcomes new patients.

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

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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.