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We found 33 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Sunnyvale, CA.

Dr. Marcia Constance Peck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Peck is an adult endocrinology specialist in Castro Valley, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Peck has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Peck honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Diane Suchet's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suchet include turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. For her residency, Dr. Suchet trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Suchet's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Suchet is open to 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 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.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Wong focuses on diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. Dr. Wong 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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Saifullah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Natividad Medical Center for residency. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah 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 sees patients in Santa Clara, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Varner's areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varner is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Sangwan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. In Dr. Sangwan's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Sangwan graduated from Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sangwan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Dementia, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, ... (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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hiroshima honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hiroshima welcomes 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. Dr. Elias's areas of expertise consist of general care and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Elias's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Tostado has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tostado include general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tostado trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Medina has a special interest in women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes 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 and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Medina is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a perinatologist in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Amburgey is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She is conversant in Turkish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Hypertension, Amniocentesis, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, ... (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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Mountain View, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kunz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Kunz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Heart Problems, 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 specializes in general internal medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woiwode is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Woiwode has a closed panel.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at San Francisco General Hospital. She is especially interested in general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Dror a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Dror is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Dror is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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.