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We found 31 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO near Sunnyvale, CA.

Dr. Diane Suchet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Diane Suchet works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Suchet's areas of expertise consist of turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Suchet is open to new patients. Her training includes residency programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is conversant in French.

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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. Matthew Bryan Stenerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Lara Lyn An Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lara Wong is an adult endocrinology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong obtained her medical school training at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 Elcamino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Saifullah average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saifullah is especially interested in general care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane Catherine Varner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Jane Varner practices family medicine in Santa Clara, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Varner average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Varner is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Parikh Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Parul Kumar's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima works as a family medicine practitioner and alternative medicine practitioner. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hiroshima include general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiroshima takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Emanuel Albaran Elias, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Emanuel Elias specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: general care and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Elias takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Elias studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Elias trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Exercise Physiology, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina L Tostado, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E El Camnio Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Marina Tostado works as an internist in Mountain View, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Tostado has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Tostado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tostado is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Mountain View, CA. His areas of expertise include women's health issues. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Medina accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. Dr. Medina's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Odul Laurie Amburgey, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2485 Hospital Drive; Suite 231
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Odul Amburgey sees patients in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Amburgey speaks Turkish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Hypertension, Amniocentesis, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Liza Hope Kunz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Nora Frieda Woiwode, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nora Woiwode practices general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Woiwode takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Woiwode graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yaara Dror, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Yaara Dror is a family practitioner. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dror's clinical interests encompass general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dror accepts. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of San Francisco General Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Dr. Dror is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Dror is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Ellen Wong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; Floor 3
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Amy Wong's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She accepts 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: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Marianne Magdy Ghobrial, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Marianne Ghobrial specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Mountain View, CA. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Ghobrial accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ghobrial (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems

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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.