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We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Stockton, CA.

Dr. Paul Fredrick Speckart, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3260 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Speckart is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He works in San Diego, CA. In Dr. Speckart's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, general care, and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Speckart attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Speckart's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Associates in Internal Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Georges Maxime Argoud, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
340 Fourth Avenue; Suite 7a
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Georges Argoud works as an endocrinologist in Chula Vista, CA and Solana Beach, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Argoud's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Argoud takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Juan M Calderon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
340 4th Avenue; Suite 12
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Juan Calderon specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Calderon accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Hartford Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Calderon attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Calderon is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Considine is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Warren Hospital.

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Dr. Linhkieu Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include abuse, ulcers, and depression. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty specializes in family medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pedrotty's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pedrotty accepts. Before performing his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Pedrotty attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Pedrotty has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Iyabo Olatokunbo Daramola, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2401 Reo Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Patient reviews placed Dr. Iyabo Daramola at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. Dr. Daramola honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Daramola is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Leon R Kelley, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
292 Euclid Avenue; 220
San Diego, CA
 

After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, Dr. Leon Kelley completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, adoption issues, and adolescent gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. David Preston Hansen, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1117 10th Street
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Hansen speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, preventive care, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hansen obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Hansen is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Tami M Nakahara, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Other
550 Washington Street; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tami Nakahara speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Nakahara's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Nakahara's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Rocio M Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 516
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Rocio Flores is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. She works in Chula Vista, CA. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Flores is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Flores is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Azam Shamani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 312
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Azam Shamani's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shamani speaks Persian. Her areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Shamani completed her residency training at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Patient ratings for Dr. Shamani average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Archana Laxmisan, MA, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Archana Laxmisan's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Laxmisan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laxmisan has an open panel.

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Dr. Venu Prabaker, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite I
La Mesa, CA
 

Patient reviews placed Dr. Venu Prabaker at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prabaker's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. He completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center, Government Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Prabaker is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 205
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kelly's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include ulcers, kidney stones, and recurrent infections. Dr. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kelly attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2045 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Collin Teguh works as a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Teguh include diabetes, cryotherapy, and depression. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Teguh takes. He speaks Indonesian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Teguh's office for an appointment.

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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.