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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 practices adult endocrinology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Syed include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Syed honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Syed attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Cumming, GA and Alpharetta, GA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. He trained at Prince George's Hospital Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gudur include prostate problems, genital warts, and menopause. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gudur is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gudur (or staff) speaks 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Qidwai average 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Qidwai graduated from Dow Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Qidwai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, Dr. Turner focuses on diabetes and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Turner's medical residency was performed 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
 

In addition to English, Dr. Julius Adebisi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yoruba. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Adebisi is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

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

Dr. Gorka Zurinaga works as an internist in Roswell, GA and Alpharetta, GA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes and preventive care. Dr. Zurinaga is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Zurinaga is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Orlando Health. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Dharmaraj Patil works as a general internist in Alpharetta, GA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Patil is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Patil completed his residency training at Worcester Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Uchegbu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Uchegbu's professional affiliations include Spalding Regional Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. He studied medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Dr. Uchegbu's medical residency was performed at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hilsen is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and 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.