We found 7 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Syed include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Syed trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Syed (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Suzanne Turner is a Roswell, GA physician who specializes in family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and women's health issues. Dr. Turner's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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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 is an internist. He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Zurinaga's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Zurinaga's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Orlando Health. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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
 

Patients rated Dr. Julius Adebisi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Adebisi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Adebisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Yoruba.

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

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

Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu works as a general internist in Alpharetta, GA and Tucker, GA. Dr. Uchegbu graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Uchegbu completed a residency program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Uchegbu include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Uchegbu a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Uchegbu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include Spalding Regional Hospital and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Dharmaraj Patil's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Patil a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Patil focuses on diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patil takes. He studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at Worcester Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Patil (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Patil is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Mitchell Hilsen specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Hilsen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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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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