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 an adult endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Singh attended medical school at Russian State Medical University. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Harpreet Bains is a Yuba City, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. She is especially interested in general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bains is a graduate of J.J.M. Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. Dr. Bains (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Richard Maddalena sees patients in Yuba City, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maddalena include women's health issues. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Maddalena is a graduate of Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and a graduate of Hurley Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Chandra Veluru's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Veluru focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College, Dr. Veluru performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Veluru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Sohini Ray, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Sohini Ray practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Yuba City, CA. Dr. Ray is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ray honors. Dr. Ray (or staff) speaks the following languages: Medical Spanish and Bengali. Dr. Ray's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Her 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)

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

Dr. Hanh Tran works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tran's training includes a residency program at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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