We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept TRICARE Prime near Alpharetta, GA.

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Dr. Imran Ali Syed, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
11820 Northfall Lane; Suite 1101
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Imran Syed is an adult endocrinology specialist in Alpharetta, GA and Lawrenceville, GA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Syed attended Dow Medical College for medical school. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Syed average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Emory Healthcare, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Suresh R Gudur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11810 North Fall Lane; Suite 1202
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Suresh Gudur is an internist in Cumming, GA and Alpharetta, GA. Dr. Gudur (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Gudur include prostate problems, genital warts, and menopause. His professional affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. He studied medicine at Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Gudur completed his residency training at Prince George's Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Gudur average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gudur takes.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Obesity, Shingles, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anila H Qidwai, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1570 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Anila Qidwai's area of specialization is family medicine. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. Patients gave Dr. Qidwai an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Executive Health, Family Planning, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Obesity, Shingles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne Jeannette Turner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1357 Hembree Road; Suite 240
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Suzanne Turner specializes in family medicine. She is especially interested in diabetes and women's health issues. Dr. Turner's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Turner average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Turner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Gorka Zurinaga, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11785 Northfall Lane; Suite 506
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Gorka Zurinaga's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Zurinaga has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zurinaga takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Zurinaga attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Orlando Health for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Julius Kolawole Adebisi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
401 S Main Street; Suite C7
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Julius Adebisi's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Adebisi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Adebisi attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Adebisi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yoruba. He is affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dharmaraj Halligouda Patil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11379 Southbridge Parkway; Suite A
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Dharmaraj Patil specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Patil trained at Worcester Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patil include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patil is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endoscopy, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3005 Royal Boulevard South; Suite 220
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu works as an internist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Uchegbu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and a graduate of St. John's Episcopal Hospital's residency program. Dr. Uchegbu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Uchegbu is professionally affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes

Mitchell P Hilsen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1350 Upper Hembree Road; Suite 100
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Mitchell Hilsen's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Hilsen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot 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.
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