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We found 31 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare 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. For her professional training, Dr. Suchet completed residency programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In her practice, Dr. Suchet focuses on turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Suchet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Suchet is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Lara Wong sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Wong is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wong completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wong at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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 sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and Danville, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. She is especially interested in general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Saifullah a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah's practice is open to 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 works as a family practitioner. In her practice, Dr. Varner focuses on general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Varner completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Patient ratings for Dr. Varner average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varner honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Seema Sangwan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
877 W Fremont Avenue; Suite N1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Seema Sangwan specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Sangwan obtained her medical school training at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sangwan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Sangwan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Physical Exams, Musculoskeletal Problems, Dementia, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Parul Kumar works as an internist in Santa Clara, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Kumar focuses on general care. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Kumar a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina works as a general OB/GYN in Mountain View, CA. In his practice, Dr. Medina focuses on women's health issues. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Medina 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima's specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Hiroshima has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hiroshima has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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' specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Elias's clinical interests: general care and sports health. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Elias trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Tostado focuses on general care. Dr. Tostado has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Tostado attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with 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: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Mountain View, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Kunz is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Patricia Roukee Sitnitsky, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Sitnitsky is a general internist in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Sitnitsky studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sitnitsky completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass general care. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Sitnitsky is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sitnitsky is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Nursing Home Care, Preventive Care, Weight Management

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

Dr. Odul Amburgey works as a perinatologist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Amburgey attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Amburgey accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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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. 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 in Sunnyvale, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Woiwode is especially interested in general care. Dr. Woiwode is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Woiwode is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Yaara Dror's specialty is family medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dror honors. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at San Francisco General Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Dr. Dror is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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.