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

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

Dr. Imran Syed is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Syed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Syed attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Syed's 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 specializes in general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, he performed his residency at Prince George's Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, genital warts, and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Gudur average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gudur is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gudur (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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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 practices family medicine. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qidwai include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. Dr. Qidwai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in diabetes and women's health issues. Dr. Turner is affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Turner's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Julius Adebisi is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adebisi include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Adebisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Yoruba. Dr. Adebisi's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at Worcester Memorial Hospital, Dr. Patil attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. These areas are among Dr. Patil's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endoscopy, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Gorka Zurinaga, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11785 Northfall Lane; Suites 505 & 506
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Gorka Zurinaga is an internist. Patients gave Dr. Zurinaga an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes and preventive care. His professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Zurinaga attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Orlando Health for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Mitchell Hilsen is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Hilsen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and North Fulton Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot 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 in Alpharetta, GA and Tucker, GA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Uchegbu is professionally affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Uchegbu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, 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.