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We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept AARP near Yuba City, CA.

Dr. Harinder Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Harinder Singh is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Singh honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Singh obtained his medical school training at Russian State Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Richard Albert Maddalena, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Maddalena is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Maddalena a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Maddalena obtained his medical school training at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). 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, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harpreet Toor Toor Bains, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1590 Poole Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Harpreet Bains' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Bains (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Hindi, and Punjabi. In her practice, Dr. Bains focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). After completing medical school at J.J.M. Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Bains is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Contraception, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandra S Veluru, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
550 B Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Chandra Veluru's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Veluru accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Veluru (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenny Thi Tran, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Hanh Tran works as a general OB/GYN in Yuba City, CA. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran takes. She attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Tran is accepting 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. Sohini Ray, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Sohini Ray specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ray studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ray completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ray accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Ray (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish and Bengali. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Ray's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (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.